Platform BK – Platform Beeldende Kunst

A Bottom-Up Academy

Art academies should not function as companies, but as real academies, where high-quality education and research go hand in hand with commitment and care for one another.


Retort #24 The Philanthropy Trap

On the disruptive positions of Ammodo, Droom en Daad, and the Hartwig Art Foundation


F-Razzor Solidarity Fundraiser

Over 60 artists donate their work during the benefit F-Razzor to support survivors of sexual violence and the establishment of Engagement Arts NL.


Call-out Culture / Cancel Culture

The trials and tribulations of the BredaPhoto 2020 scandal. ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’, but was anything learned in the process?


The Artificial Community

Precarious Practices #5: On the vulnerability of an art community that must succeed.


Hyperunionisation – How to Get Paid?

Platform BK took part in the roundtable [HOW TO GET PAID], organised by Art Workers Italia.


Thanks to our members, we are able to:

    • Conduct research into the art policy of the national government and municipalities.
    • Take action for a better art policy.
    • Interfere in the debate on the role of art in society.
    • Inform politics about what’s going on among artists and other makers.
    • Organise debates on current affairs in the arts.
    • Ensure the continuity of our activities.

  • “Ik ben lid van Platform BK omdat het ruimte schept voor debat en reflectie en dat is essentieel voor een gezond kunstklimaat en een stevig draagvlak voor de kunst.”  • Steven ten Thije

    In our debates and research, we publish specially compiled readers that provide additional information and backgrounds on the topics in question. The readers are free to download and are used in education, among other things.