Discussion on the economical situation of emerging artists.
SHORT DESCRIPTION (max. 2 lines)
I am an artist.
Or: Am I?
LONG DESCRIPTION (max. 138 words)
I am probably making art. Although I did quite some work in this field of the arts I still doubt my
qualification. Maybe I am just a trickster and I should rather do something ‘normal’. There are lots of
things I am or could be besides being an artist. Is that a bad thing?
Maybe I can just take a regular job and be unhappy but be able to pay a therapy. But then I look to my
CV and I think WAIT A MINUTE BITCH I AM GOOD, let’s try again and again. Let’s fake it, let’s fake the
CV, the photo, the project, fake fake fake fake fake fake fake fake say fake until it turns into FAITH, fake
fake fake fake fake fake fake fake FAKE IT ALL UNTIL IT FITS.
My CV is attached.
FORM OF LEGAL SUBJECTIVITY
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CATEGORY OF THE APPLICANT
German, Czech, Foreign, Anonymous, Autonomous, Artist, Performer, Actress and actually I hate to
answer this kind of questions.
PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT
I am responsible for everything.
ORGANISATION STRUCTURE OF THE APPLICANT
- a producer
- a project manager
- a bilingual secretary
- a translator
- a sales assistant
- a hostess
- a net-worker
- a night-worker
- a social media
- a PhD.
- a cleaner
- a costume designer
- a hacker, especially a Capitalism´s system hacker (knowing the cheapest way to live,
e.g. knowing what time in which metro-station there is no inspection, etc.)
- an artist
CERTIFICTIFICATE OF PERSON AUTHORIZED TO ACT FOR THE APPLICANT
I have 381,12€ on my bank account.
ART QUALITY (max. 60 words)
Artist must be dissatisfied to be able to open the dialogue. This dissatisfaction with art granting
system is productive enough.
PRESERVING OR DEVELOPMENT OF ARTISTIC DIVERSITY (max. 60 words)
Someone can find a way how to hack the granting system, this is a very good artistic practice.
Someone can just leave the art social bubble for being the farmer, because it is less stressful in some
way, and that is okay too. Maybe the farmers will be celebrated as the most progressive artists of our
age in the future.
UNIQUENESS (max. 60 words)
– I don’t feel that I fail in the institutional system so much yet
– no favoritism
– no need for big bureaucracy
– it is a big deal what I do. It just is!
CREDIBILITY (max. 200 words)
I won once a Best Actress nomination and I graduated with honor. (Or were they lying to me?)
PROBLEM (max. 500 words)
I did not apply for any support of my project.
CAUSE(S) OF THE PROBLEM (max. 500 words)
I think I might not be good enough.
I don’t want to be judged!
I might be in crises.
The “crises” comes from the term of the value, valuation what is right and what is wrong.
SOLVING THE PROBLEM (max. 500 words)
“You’ll find the solution where you least expect it,” said the only fortune cookie I ever opened.
MISSION (max. 500 words)
GOALS (max. 500 words)
There should not be this tendency of disappearing priority of free expression and openness in
USEFULNESS OF THE PLANNED ACTIVITIES (max. 500 words)
Usefulness? How many people are questioning them if they are useful for society? What is actually
useful? And who can say it? About what?
ART(IST) can be useless.
NEEDINESS (max. 500 words)
Which place ever suffered for too much art?
STRATEGY (max. 200 words)
Find people that inspire you
Follow these people
Watch their videos
Pay to go see them in the theatre
Do workshop with them
Now find people that inspire you and may want to work with you
Write to these people
Ask them “Do you want to do a project with me?”
Look for all possible grants, residencies, festivals…
Apply to all of it
APPLY TO ALL OF IT LIKE IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT
Create your own grants (selling lemonade, working during summer, working as freelancer),
Find clothes that inspire you
Put them on
Live inside them
Hack the system
Hack the 666tem
Eat food you like
If nothing of that works
Go IMMEDIATELY to the floor
Check if you are breathing
Say bad word to the universe
Invest in a therapy (it’s really important to keep the mind health)
And then – try again.
OUTPUT INDICATOR (max. 200 words)
How many people have to see / like the piece so it would make sense? 1? 30? 200? More? How much
CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY (max. 200 words)
What it really brings to society? Well, it is art. What art brings to society??
INCLUSION OF SPECIFIC GROUPS (max. 200 words)
Artists trained in feeling miserable.
OBSTACLES IN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT (max. 50 words)
I feel pressured to think that the truth is outside of ourselves.
PROJECT RISKS (max. 50 words)
– Getting easily distracted by production work that needs to be done besides the ‘actual’
artistic practice. There’s just often so much to take care of and to think of in the independent
arts that organizing art may overweight making art.
– Very little spaces where artists can just really work. Most of the times they are mainly busy
just keeping the machine running.
– The risk of becoming just a production machine spreading the projects and applications to
– I am very afraid that I will not be able to finance myself.
– I feel like I am in a floating space right now. Not sure in which direction to go because all
options seem to be really problematic.
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SUSTAINABILITY (max. 200 words)
Maybe I’m older now and maybe I’m getting better and maybe when my back get curved and all my
hair get white I will be approved in the casting of a movie because is not so easy to find old actresses.
JUSTIFICATION OF THE APPLICATION (max. 200 words)
It is serious, because it’s my life and my life is the first think I’ll think about when it comes to art.