FAIR P(L)AY Cycle – Fair practices in the cultural sector

FAIR P(L)AY is a cycle initiated by the EUNIC-NL cluster focusing on fair practices in the cultural sector, aiming to discuss and implement new and existing ways of creating fair environments in terms of funding, remuneration, copyright and mobility in Europe.

On the 5th of April, we launched our cycle at AMARE bringing together different European initiatives and representatives from the European Commission to discuss how to connect these initiatives and ensure that their recommendations are applied within the cultural sector on a European level. What can European institutions learn from it? Furthermore, since digital technologies have transformed the way creative content is produced, distributed and accessed, how do these initiatives take into account the new European Copyright Directive, which Member States are currently in the process of transposing nationally? Panellists inlcuded Ingrid Vranken (Overleg Kunstenorganisaties (oKo)), Anne Lehtelä (Arts Promotion Centre Finland), Ida Dojcinovic (European Commission), Leanne Hoogwaerts (Kunsten 92), Caroline Sebilleau (La Buse), and Barbara Stacher (European Commission). The afternoon was moderated by Maciej Hofman (European Cultural Foundation). A short video of the afternoon can be found below.

Read more about our launch and why this topic matters to us on the website of EUNIC Global.

Key resources and initiatives

Juist is Juist – “Juist is Juist” (what’s right is right) defines clear and fair principles and practices for collaborating in the arts sector. For all disciplines. And for all parties involved.

Reilun Taiteen Manifesti – The Fair Art Manifesto is campaign that supports fair pay for artists. The website includes links to agreement templates, pay and fee recommendations and guidelines for artists and commissioners of art to help them price work accurately, negotiate agreements and budget events and other assignments realistically.

Fair Practice Code – The code of conduct for entrepreneurship and working in art, culture and the creative industry.

Not a toolkit!Not a toolkit! aims to raise awareness about fair practices in cultural relations, and asks pertinent questions we should be asking of ourselves – as individuals, as professionals and as organisations operating within a system – to challenge and improve our practices, policies and procedures when engaging in cultural relations activities.

Platform Acct – Platform ACCT (Platform Labour Market Cultural and Creative Future) is the national platform in The Netherlands working specifically to promote the resilience and economic position of the cultural and creative sectors and the professionals who work within them.

ENGAGEMENT ARTS NL – ENGAGEMENT ARTS NL is a not-for-profit organization addressing gender-based violence, sexism, discrimination and abuse of power in the Dutch arts field. It was founded out of the urgency to establish support and create a safer space within the arts.

FAIR P(L)AY is a collaboration between Institut Francais, DutchCulture, The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Czech Centre, Goethe-Institut Niederlande and the Austrian Embassy The Hague.