WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? - Ideas for Reaching Fair Working Conditions in the Arts
IETM wants to take a leading role in advancing the fair and green transition of the performing arts sector and in rethinking its international existence. In 2022, working conditions and fairness were at the top of the agenda.
History shows that raised budgets and good intentions are not sufficient for reaching fair pay and decent working conditions in the arts. We need to debunk and dismantle the systematic issues within the sector and on a public policy level. In their contributions to this publication, Katja Praznik, Bojana Kunst and Hans Abbing challenge some of the belief systems and prevailing mechanisms that keep us from reaching fundamental change within the arts sector, and invite us to rethink how we deal with and value labour and time, the prevailing project-approach in the arts and boundaries between artistic and non-artistic work.
On 25 January 2023 the finding of this publication were further presented during the first online IETM Innovate Cultural Policy Event.