As a unique way for an artist initiative to reach out to others, Jubilee engages in collaboration beyond its own ecosystem by actively inviting guest artists, researchers and other professionals, and developing collective research projects that they can join. Within these projects, Jubilee curates and facilitates exchange between implicated, but formerly not necessarily involved, groups: direct contact, dialogue, reconsideration of the nature of their relationships, reframing of roles, expectations, and responsibilities. As such, Jubilee is a multi-sided platform that initiates alternative approaches by enabling direct interactions between distinct yet mutually dependent people and parties.


The collaborations with Jubilee's associate artists are initiated from a shared focus and interest. They form the basis for a long-term and reciprocal relationship. The dynamic between the close support of the artistic processes and the discourse around their value, gives Jubilee the unique quality to continuously map the changing needs of the artists and their artistic research practices, and to share the resulting knowledge with the landscape and integrate it into its own operations. From that contextual knowledge, Jubilee generates practice-based solutions as a basis for a solidarity system for its core and associate artists.


Jubilee is polyphony. Jubilee's voices never merge into one uniform whole. No voice gives up its own identity. Each voice explores its own panorama.


Caveat (2017-ongoing), Jubilee’s most encompassing collective research project to date involving four research partners, a wealth of artists and non-artist specialist, and various co-producing hosting institutions, is a good example of this advanced practice. An organization where artists and art institutions of all kinds are engaged to participate in a mentality shift in approaching their professional relationships. These normally opposed stakeholders manifest themselves ambitious to participate because of mutually shared interest, whereas their relationship has often economically been thought of as opposed and hierarchical. By harnessing commissioned artistic in situ research, Caveat aims at reconfiguring contracts: instead of formalizations of bilateral exchanges of value under clearly defined conditions, they should function in terms of shared interest and developing sustained relations.


Emptor (2021-ongoing) continues along the methodology and efforts of Jubilee's collective research project Caveatactively applying the practice-based approach to 'property', an element that highly defines the economy of visual arts. Just as 'the contract' functioned as a filter and landing stage in Caveat, 'property' functions as a central notion, linking different discussions and research trajectories. Opening the question: How can we practice 'property' for a sustainable visual arts field? Emptor has the ambition to collectively question our positions in the economy of the arts today and open up new narratives that create space for reflection and action. Defining what is the artwork, how it can be exhibited, conserved and sold is an ever more delicate and complex question within today's visual art practice – as it is often collaborative, performative, internet-based, audiovisual, immaterial in its form. However, property of this artwork still remains the central element in its economy.


Earlier, Jubilee convened the collective reflection moments The Value of our Love (2013), Haben und Brauchen (2014), The Cost of Wealth (2015).