bbk berlin und kulturwerk zu Gast: DICE Festival 26.-31.10.2020

DICE Conference + Festival is a music and discourse festival creating a more equitable model for music spaces. DICE hosts a comprehensive programme of lectures, workshops, panels, artist talks, and reading groups, as well as a live music programme, drag performances, sound installations, and commissioned works. Programming aims to elevate vital and innovative voices whose contributions to the artistic field are underrepresented. The programme showcases interdisciplinary artists who expand the boundaries of artistic practice and stimulate critical dialogue in the broader community.

Unionizing the Arts: A conversation with the berufsverband bildender künstler*innen berlin e.V. (bbk berlin) and Sanni Est (auf Deutsch)

Kiezkapelle, Neukölln

The berufsverband bildender künstler*innen berlin e.V. (bbk berlin, professional association of visual artists berlin) is a powerful advocate for artists, taking a stand on issues concerning the working conditions of artists, and lobbying policymakers in their interest.  bbk berlin is a powerful model for creative workers who want to join forces to represent their interests, which should inspire creators in the underfunded and precarious music scene.

In this conversation, Ute Weiss Leder (bbk berlin e.V.) and artist Sanni Est will talk about the shortcomings of the current funding system in Berlin and what needs to change. They will discuss why it is important for artists to unionize, exploring the exciting possibilities that can follow when artists join forces. This discussion sets out a vision of long-term goals for the sustainable funding of artists.