A Call To Open Calls

“A Call to Open Calls” arose out of a proposition to Platform BK by artists Alina Lupu and Michiel Teeuw, following Alina’s lecture on the subject at Buro Stedelijk, and built upon Stroom Den Haag’s collaboration with Conflictorium.

The collaborative event was intended as a starting point from which to open up a conversation surrounding the pitfalls and anxieties inherent within the open call process, for all who are involved. The two part-day included a workshop in the morning followed by a public panel discussion in the afternoon. Some of the key issues raised included questions of transparency and vulnerability on the part of organisations running open calls, and questions of access encompassing fair pay, expected labour and language used.


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Platform BK researches the role of art in society and takes action for a better art policy. We represent artists, curators, designers, critics and other cultural producers.