Doing it for the greater good: volunteerism in arts and culture

Our present is a bit more subtle, that at least can be said. The image shows a poster for Entartete Musik (Degenerate music)exhibition of the same name in Dusseldorf, 1938. Wikimedia commons

Just recently, in the midst of hysteric austerity measures and in light of radical cuts to state funding of cultural production, the government – in an act of good albeit dark and twisted humour – published a call for artists to participate in this years Statehood Day commemoration without getting paid for it. Supposedly it is an honour, even a privilege … Continue reading

Chris Eckman: On Walkabout from the Last Side of the Mountain to the Dustland

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Since moving to Ljubljana from Seattle, it seems that I’ve seen my musician friends in Slovenia or neighbouring countries more regularly than any other group of friends from the States. So whether it’s Amy Denio touring with the Billy Tipton Saxophone Quartet or Kultur Shock, Jessica Lurie collaborating with Lolita or doing live music + live painting concerts with Croatian … Continue reading