We are proud to announce that the project "Trešnjevka Neighborhood Museum - building from bottom up" was awarded The SozialMarie Prize for social innovationhttps://www.sozialmarie.org/en/news?nid=5620 in the category of arts and culture.
Platform Za KRUH (For BREAD) and Initiative Enough with the cuts!
In the current situation of endangered public health due to the COVID-19 epidemic and the consequential ban of all public events, we face a crisis that will push most of the cultural workers to the brink of existence. Many of us are already living day to day, without a regular income, without real economic, social, and health security – in fact, with no clear future.
The state of emergency has exposed all the fragility and unsustainability of cultural production within the existing framework of project financing, as well as precarious and underpaid conditions in which our work has been carried out. At the same time, it has motivated us to rethink, imagine and demand a world where art and culture, just like public education, healthcare, or housing, as well as sustainable environment and security are not opportunities for profit, but basic preconditions for living.
Therefore, we are joining the list of demands sent to the Ministry of Culture by Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association and other professional associations and independent artists and producers initiatives, in which they seek state intervention and measures of support for unemployed artists and all precarious cultural producers, which are indispensable for the entire sector to get through a crisis and continue its work.
To the Ministry of Culture we are directing the following requests:
- Acknowledge all canceled programs as held and accordingly, approve all incurred costs, i.e. enable paying all the workers who were involved in the preparation of the program and whose work must not remain unpaid (from authors, contractors, technicians and designers to administrators). Postponing programs is not the solution: it will put an extra burden on the cultural workers and artists, and it means even more unpaid work, while not covering their costs of living during current situation. [
Application deadline: 16 February 2020
Do you want to address social issues through art? Does experience tell you that the reach of that sort of engagement is futile? Are you an artist, but you’re forced to work outside the sphere of art in order to survive? Does capitalism have you working your fingers to the bone and you want to see whether there’s an alternative? Do you want to find out what the concept of class really means and why we need class theory in order to understand the society in which we live? Are you interested in the history of socialism as an ideology and the history of the labour movement as a political force? Do you believe that the emancipation of women is inseparable from theoretical and practical reflections on radical social and economic changes? Are you concerned about the workers’ struggle and the possibility of organizing in contemporary circumstances? Are you looking for ways to strengthen your argumentation for future discussions with right-wingers and proponents of capitalism?
Take part in the Political School for Artists and All Interested! [...]
Wednesday 20/11/2019, 6 PM
French institute, Preradovićeva 5
The book documents and expands on the series of three exhibitions between 2016 and 2018, where we presented our research on the Zemlja Artists’ Association (1929 – 1935). It is conceived as a monograph with a selection of archival material and art reproductions, as well as texts that position Zemlja’s work within the broader socio-political context of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the interwar period.
Speakers at the event:
PETAR PRELOG, PhD (Institute of Art History)
ALMA TRAUBER (Striegl City Gallery, Sisak)
IVANA HANAČEK and VESNA VUKOVIĆ (BLOK), editors of "Case Zemlja" ...