International organisations have expressed their concern about the austerity measures in Belgium, while Jubilee stands in solidarity with actions taking place abroad
On January 7th, Platform Beeldende Kunst published an article about the concept of solidarity, in it's historical and social contexts. It takes as its point of departure the "Kunst = Solidair" principle that Jubilee uses along with many artists and cultural practitioners affected by the Flemish Community budget cuts. Read the article here (in Dutch)
On December 21st, +31 MAG published an article about the budget cuts in Flanders. Read the article here (in Italian)
On December 18th, L'internationale published the updated version of Jubilee's open letter The arts and civic society threatened by Flemish Government policy proposals
On December 8th, 2019 Gus released a new track on Soundcloud: ...---... (SOS)
Gus composed ...---... (SOS) in solidarity with his friends in Belgium fighting the new wave of right-wing austerity which is about to hit the social and cultural landscape in favour of big pharma and the oil industry. SOS!
Idoart.dk shared Jubilee's Open letter: The arts and civic society threatened by Flemish Government policy proposals
Idoart.dk is an independent art platform focussing on the artists' voices, opinions, processes and working conditions. Idoart.dk wants to emphasize personal stories, embrace unexpected and overlooked perspectives and articulate problematic power structures within the arts. It approaches the art world as a global entity, and even though its main focus is on the Danish art scene, it publishes articles that reach beyond the local scene.
Jubilee signed Art en Grève's call to strike and demonstrate on December 5th, as a reaction to the retirement reforms announced by the French government. Art organisations La Buse travailleu·r·se·s de l’art, la Permanence, Documentations.art, l’Association des Installat·eur·rice·s d’Oeuvres d’Art, La part des femmes, Économie solidaire de l’art, WAGES FOR WAGES AGAINST, Décoloniser les arts, and Plein le dos call for action and solidarity with all those targeted. They contextualise the present reforms against the background of changes in French society since 2012: labour law, Marcron's decrees, reforms of the SNCF (French National Railways), and counter movements like climate justice, feminist and anti-racist movements, gilets jaunes, student uprisings, and the movement of the undocumented.