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Working conditions

Working together transnationally

K3 Hamburg organised an Atelier in March 2017 on the topic of "Structures, Conditions and Artistic Practices". Curated together with the Brussels based sociologist Rudi Laermans and facilitated by Fearghus Ó Conchúir, about 70 international guests and participants discussed and practiced models of solidarity within and between production structures and artists, investigated possible media of collaboration and explored choreographic forms of collaboration.

We understand mobility to be something far beyond a simple tool. Mobility is one of the foundations of which much of the art is built. Artists were mobile long before the advent of globalisation: they have always taken the world as a scenario, as a springboard on which to develop their work. In this sense, we feel called upon to act. Consequently, for the last three years, the festival has adopted a dynamic and strategic attitude with the aim of generating two-way interconnection and spaces for exchange, which encourage the movement of local, national and international artists and their contexts.

Feargus Ó Conhúir (Independent choreographer and dance artist that acted as facilitator for the Atelier), Kerstin Evert (director of K3 Hamburg), Rudi Laermans (sociologist and co-curator of the Atelier) and Solveigh Patett (dramaturge and project coordinator at K3 Hamburg) collected and compiled all content of the 3 days.

The first and second day combined panel discussions and impulse statements with working groups. This report focuses on the first day, aimed to develop suggestions and questions on how to improve artistic working conditions in Europe together in a joint movement of artists and institutions, while this report is about the second day, aimed to develop a glossary of parameters that facilitate artistic collaboration. Find notes about the third day, when participants met up in the studio for an introduction to four choreographic approaches to artistic collaboration, on this page.

Additionally, you can find documentation provided by participants: