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Stop Calling Artists Entrepreneurs

It is time to debunk the myth of cultural entrepreneurship. Cultural entrepreneurship is a vague concept that transfers structural problems to invidual artists and is often at odds with fair practice.






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Open source guerilla art for international human rights day

10 December is International Human Rights Day. On this occasion, artist Himmelsbach (1983) offers free sets of posters from his art project ‘A Paper Monument for the Paperless’ as an open-source .pdf. Print these portraits on December 10th and hang them to be seen, to contribute to Human Rights Day.






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Who’s Paying the Art Writer?

Art writers know: art writers are underpaid. What makes fair practice in this field so elusive? Where is the system failing, and what can we do better?






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Who Owns the Studios?

A plea for a renewed understanding of artist studios as ‘social real estate’, and for forms of ownership and governance that underpin this understanding.






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How many complaints do we need to change an institution?

Gender-based discrimination and violence are considered to be widespread issues in the arts. What can be done? Martina Denegri shares urgent steps to overcome the unsafety in three different sections: the origins of womxn artists’ historical invisibility,  sexual harassment in art education, and the lack of womxn’s representation in the arts.






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Do we want a state of patronage?

Patronage: as artists, we may not be directly involved, but we do observe a number of developments up close.






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