Solidarity Economies

How can solidarity funding encourage the vitality of contemporary arts in these uncertain times?

We detected 5 topics that present particular challenges in the current arts ecosystem. They are complementary topics that form a systematic analysis of major challenges for the sector. They are open questions that will guide discussions in 5 trajectories and provide content to the process by which concrete answers and solutions will be proposed and tested.

Trajectories are bringing together 40 participants, “Reshapers”, invited through an open selection process, to provide concrete proposals of strategies and instruments to advance on one of the 5 challenges, in the course of 18 months, in 15 workshops and remote work.


Remote Kiev: Solidarity Funding

The Solidarity Economies trajectory will continue shaping their rough ideas on what prototypes they want to work on. With help of the external facilitator, Konrad Gadzina, the group will focus on developing the manifesto that will underpin the principles for all other 5 prototypes ideas.

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Value of art in social fabric: Remote Lisbon Workshop

The remote work within the RESHAPE group continues, this time in remote Lisbon. The group Value of Art in Social Fabric will work from 26 to 29 May on shaping their prototypes that will offer new approaches to this topic. They will work collectively on identifying their narrative on “reshaping the value of art in the social fabric”, in order to propose concrete, sustainable and realistic solutions for the art sector.

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Fair governance models: Remote Athens Workshop

Onassis Air will host a 3-day workshop on "Fair Governance Models". Initially planned to take place in Athens, the workshop will bring together nine artists, researchers and practitioners in the cultural field, from across Europe and South Mediterranean, with a group of artists and art professionals based in Athens to reflect on the future of governance within the cultural field.

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Transnational/Postnational Artistic Practices: Imaginary Marseille

The last week of April was supposed to be the time for a meeting of the trajectory Transnational/Postnational Artistic Practices in Marseille, but the lockdown that is in power in many countries due to the Corona virus outbreak conditioned us to deeply reshape our project that is largely based on travelling and physical meetings.

Walking Tour

Cancelled // Visit to Dotrščina Memorial Park

On the edge of Zagreb, there is a forest where locals take walks, relax and enjoy the air. Unlike the nearby Maksimir Park, where there is a zoo, a children’s playground, a restaurant and other entertainment facilities, this park is not overcrowded and is not a major destination for families seeking a leisurely Sunday stroll.

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Cancelled // Vincent Liegey: To Reshape Well, Let's Degrowth

"Degrowth" has emerged over the last 15 years. This "bomb word" has been used to open in-depth debates on whether infinite growth in a finite world is desirable or even possible. Degrowth first deconstructs the myth that growth is the central solution for the impasse our capitalist, productivist and consumerist societies have led us to.

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Cancelled // Clubture Network: Cultural Decentralisation Through Collaboration

Clubture Network is a non-profit, inclusive, participatory network of organizations working on strengthening the independent cultural sector through program networking, raising public visibility, encouraging organizational development of the sector and strengthening its influence on the institutional framework in which it operates.


Cancelled // BLOK: Political School for Artists & Platform for Working Conditions in Culture

[BLOK] is a curatorial collective which operates at the intersection of art, urban research and political activism. Their projects are designed and realised as platforms for collective work of artists, curators, researchers, political activists and anyone interested in the politics of space, production of commons, democratisation of culture and reflection of artistic practices from the perspective of their social and production conditions.


Cancelled // Domino: Independent Art and Activism Focusing on LGBTIQ Minorities

Domino is an NGO dedicated to independent art and activism focusing on LGBTIQ minorities and women's rights. Domino produces several festivals in Croatia and internationally and commissions / co-produces 35 - 40 artistic projects per year, is publishing 1 - 2 books per year, has a regular queer film program once a month and organise arts management and curating educations and seminars.

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Workshop 2: Value of art in social fabric

The workshop in Ghent will continue with the discussion about the value of art in social fabric: How is society shaped (and reshaped) with art and how is wider community benefiting from it.


Workshop1: Solidarity funding

The workshop 24-28 September will be held in Hammana and Beirut and organised by ACT association in collaboration with Hammana Artist House.

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Tony Chakar: On Living Without Hope

Tony Chakar is a Lebanese artist, architect and writer whose work incorporates literature, philosophy, and theory, and has been included in numerous exhibitions internationally.

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Alexandros Mistriotis: Resisting Help

Alexandros Mistriotis is an artist based in Athens (Greece). He studied visual arts but his practice is oscillating between images and words, questioning the distance between poetry, theory and performance.

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The Long Tables

A Long Table is a free and open format of discussions created by the American artist and activist Lois Weaver, inspired by dinner table conversations and durational performances.

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What Is To Be Reshaped

Toni Cots, Igor Stokfiszewski and Amahl Khouri in conversation with Barbara Van Lindt (Belgium) about perspectives of artist, art workers and policy makers in Europe and South Mediterranean.

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