This website is the outcome of a networking process initiated by art workers from Helsinki, Stockholm and Tallinn. The network was established in 2012, in order to share experiences between local initiatives that are problematising the issue of precarious working conditions in the contemporary art field.

In 2015, the network published the book Art Workers – Material Conditions and Labour Struggles in Contemporary Art Practice which can be downloaded on this website. The book presents case studies from the local art contexts of Estonia, Finland and Sweden, collects artist-testimonies, discusses activist practices and reflects on contemporary and historical forms of art workers’ organising within the international art contexts.

The book is edited and co-written by Minna Henriksson, Erik Krikortz and Airi Triisberg, and includes further contributions by Corina L. Apostol, Michael Baers, Fokus Grupa, Minna Heikinaho, Vladan Jeremić, Elina Juopperi, Jussi Kivi, Barbora Kleinhamplová, Jussi Koitela, Raakel Kuukka, Marge Monko, Zoran Popović, Precarious Workers Brigade, Taaniel Raudsepp & Sigrid Viir, Krisdy Shindler, Tereza Stejskalová, and Lotta Tenhunen.

Graphic design: Summer Studio
ISBN: 978−91−637−7946−6

The network has been financially supported by Nordic Culture Point, Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, and Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

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