Common Income is a research project about the possibility to share income between (not only) artists and cultural workers in Flanders.
How can a collective capital create more financial security for individuals within and even outside the arts? We share inspiring practices and will develop an experiment ourselves.
Common Income is supported by A Fair New World ?!.
Mapping existing practices of sharing income (2021)
Part of the research work is mapping (and also interviewing) other inspiring practices in which individuals share income to create more social security for each other. These projects embrace values like solidarity, collectivity and/or social cohesion. Maybe they also can inspire you? If you know other practices that we should look into, please email us!
Involving others’ ideas, e.g. during Money Moments (2022)
We want to break the taboo on money. During our Money Moments, artists and cultural workers share their needs, doubts and ideas about income. Read some of the most striking Money Quotes that came up during these conversations.
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Read the Money Quotes from our Money Moments
Open and intimate conversations about money, in search of a Common Income - pilot project against precarity.
Designing and executing a pilot project
Three pilot projects will be tested in 2023:
Lotto Lokal / Triangle of Support
Residents in a single street in Brussels are asked to contribute a monthly sum into a street fund, according to a pay-what-you-can/want system.
The Toolbox for Asymmetrical Pay
Is it possible to move from equality to equity and envision a system in which we are paid according to what we need to live?
About Common Income
Common Income started out as a project by Leontien Allemeersch, Thomas Decreus, Wouter Hillaert, Justine Maxelon and Anna Rispoli, and was later joined by Roger Fähndrich, Kopano Maroga, Laura Oriol, Sandra Sara Raes Oklobdzija, Elien Ronse, Leonore Spee, Camille Soual, Nele Vereecken, with additional support of Lou Mechraoui, Martina Petrovic, Katrien Reist and Joan Somers Donnelly.
In addition to the support of Flanders Arts Institue within the framework of A Fair New Idea?!, Common Income is also supported by State of The Arts (SOTA).
A Fair New Idea?!
A Fair New Idea?!
In 2020 Flanders Arts Institute launched four open calls in search for proposals to make the art word more fair, sustainable and solidary.