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Idols on strike

Idols on strike

Aspiring artists in Sweden competing on the pop talent show ‘Idol’ are due to strike from 25 November 2016. Leo Nobel reports on their struggle. FremantleMedia, Idol’s production company, has refused to sign a collective agreement for competitors in the show’s ...

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Trade union resistance in the arts and culture sector

Trade union resistance in the arts and culture sector

Indefinite strikes, high-profile campaigns and trade union victories. Tracy Edwards, a negotiator and organiser for UK public-sector union PCS, writing in a personal capacity, takes a look. Along with the rest of the public sector, the arts and culture sector ...

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What is capitalism? What is socialism?

What is capitalism? What is socialism?

by James Ivens Every artist wants to change the world – or at least the part of it your art can touch. You want people to know they’re not alone. You want them to live somewhere that looks better and ...

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Access, Freedom and Organisation in the arts

Access, Freedom and Organisation in the arts

  Sculptor Rob MacDonald starts to look at the threefold fight for art. Access – to the facilities and time to make and appreciate art. Freedom – from state and political control, and the interference of commercial interests. And organisation ...

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