Over de rol van kunst in een globaliserende samenleving

Framer Framed

3 dec 2023
12:00 - 18:30

Low-Budget Projects: How much does it cost —?

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Join us on 3 December, 12:00-18:30 at Framer Framed for the full-day event Low-Budget Projects: How much does it cost —? where participants can explore together with Gatari Surya Kusuma, Gizem Üstüner, vo ezn and Karl Moubarak how to employ financial tools for crisis resolution beyond mere credit distribution.

Financial limitations often play a significant role in crises, sometimes even serving as a primary cause or catalyst. However, despite their evident role in creating problems, money doesn’t always offer a direct solution to the underlying challenges.

In the session Low-Budget Projects: How much does it cost —? participants will explore together how to employ financial strategies for resolving crisis beyond mere credit distribution. By unpacking real-life precarious scenarios, the workshop will analyse the possibilities of using money to address a crisis it may have contributed to, navigate financial challenges in collective cultural practices, and engage in fluid payment systems while embracing flexibility in spreadsheets.

Low-Budget Projects presents a full-day event inviting artists, designers, and cultural practitioners who navigate their practice with diverse financial allocation methods and are actively involved in precarious collective cultural labour. A special welcome is extended to participants outside the EU dealing with the complexities of European Union and Dutch policies.

This event is in English and free of charge.
Would you like to join us? Register here.

tomorrow is a new day
12:00 – 15:00
with Gatari Surya Kusuma and Gizem Üstüner

Photo Credit: Maria Uthe

Using a completed journey from the Netherlands to Indonesia and an unrealised trip from Indonesia to the Netherlands as a case study, participants will explore effective money management for crisis resolution and navigating unforeseen challenges in projects. Through the lens of friends separated by distance, Gatari and Gizem will share their authentic, at times seemingly delusional advice on how they traversed timezone and supported each other. Tomorrow is a new day is an invitation for all resilient, precarious cultural practitioners who confront their daily challenges but are determined not to restrict their aspirations.

The session will focus on the achievements and failures of Gatari and Gizem in the past six months, and unpack their creative story on project and budget planning to persuade various funding bodies to support their travels between these countries. Transitioning from individual to collective, and from collective to individual challenges, they ask: “how to use financial tools for crisis resolution through thoughtful and responsible allocation?”

protocols for collective fiscal dissent
15:30 – 18:30
with vo ezn and Karl Moubarak

This is a session for collective fiscal dissent and dreaming: a space to share and articulate the pains, difficulties, and complexities of financial sustainability in and with collective cultural practices. There will also be time to explore the possibilities of fluidity, asymmetry, and flexibility in collective payment systems and spreadsheets. The session will include drafting wish list exercises and protocols while facilitating the sharing of personal stories of precarity in the context of collective cultural work. Through these exercises, participants will imagine more than just collective finance systems.

This session invites all artists, designers, and cultural practitioners who are involved in collectives or do collective work (either by choice or out of necessity) and have first-hand experience in precarious collective cultural labour. ezn and Karl invite participants from outside the EU whose experiences are complexified by the pluri-bureaucratic walls of the European Union and Dutch policies.


11:30 – 12:00 Walk-in

Session 1: tomorrow is a new day (Gatari Surya Kusuma & Gizem Üstüner)
12:30 Why Gatari is not here?
13:00 Unpack: A completed trip from NL to Indonesia and unrealized trip from Indonesia to NL
13:45 Exercise: How to convince funding bodies to support your dreams?

15:00-15:30 BREAK

Session 2: protocols for collective fiscal dissent (vo ezn and Karl Moubarak)
16:00 Introduction to session goals, plan, and activity, setting intentions
16:15 DISSENT: sharing of experiences of collective financing realities
17:15 15-minute pause
17:30 DREAMING: sharing of wishes for collective financing futures

The event is sponsored by AFK – Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Pictoright Fonds.

Workshop / Kunst en Activisme / Politiek Klimaat / Subversive Publishing /


Launch & Workshop: Low-Budget Projects
Publicatie lancering van Low-Budget Projects, over de politiek en de onzekerheid van het freelance leven van kunstenaars en culturele werkers in Nederland.


Karl Moubarak


vo ezn

Multidisciplinary Artist

Gatari Surya Kusuma


Gizem Üstüner