The Fair Practice Module

How does the cultural world work? Who are the players and how does the system work? How can you have an influence to make the field fairer? This lesson talks about the Fair Practice Code, which is the code of conduct for doing business and work in our sector. You will gain insight into the importance of doing business in a fair way. In the power of solidarity, justice and transparency. Is that not there? We brainstorm on how you yourself, or together, can take action.



Fair share is the topic of discussion. We go deeper into diversity and inclusiveness. How important it is to bring worlds and people together. To be open to people of all backgrounds, orientations and skills. To listen to and learn from each other. Through this class you will gain insight into the importance of the Diversity and Inclusion Code. We discuss case studies and find thought directions and action items together.


Fair pay, that's what we all want. But what is that? In this lesson you will learn more about the pay structure in the cultural world. In fact, we do the calculations for the entire chain. That way you'll see who earns and who bears most of the costs. The big advantage: you learn to calculate a fair rate for yourself. We also discuss 'the small prints' and contracts. Finally, we look at a case. This will give you a better picture of fair pay.



Your work is your hobby, right? An hour more or less should not matter? What do you think about that? Is that sustainable? For you, for your private life? In this lesson you will gain insight into working hours and what is regulated about them in the law. We will discuss the concept of time in Western and African philosophy. We will also discuss the importance of being alert to performance pressure and burn-out using case studies. Finally, a gift for your life: you get tools to manage your time well.





What is the value of art? In this lesson you will discover how you can name the value. Aesthetically, economically and socially. This will help you in your conversations with clients, funds, friends and acquaintances. The nice thing is: you can sharpen your skills in this lesson with an actor. In this way, you will learn to make clear with confidence the importance of your work, of your colleagues and of our sector. If we can do that-and all do it-we'll have a powerful collective message.


You bring your insights together in your own Fair Practice Manual. This can be in words, images, whatever you want. You discuss your Fair Practice Guide with the other students during an intervision. If necessary, you polish it. Until you have a copy you can be proud of.

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