This thematically structured literature list was inititally based on the program of the Post-Precarity Autumn Camp, organized by the Institute of Network Cultures, Platform BK, and Hotel Maria Kapel in Hoorn in the autumn of 2021. New themes and literature are added on the way – and we are always open to suggestions.


Corona Reset

Baelen, Carlo van. ‘Noodfondspijlen naast het cultuurdoel’, Rekto:Verso, 26 December 2020,

Eckenhaussen, Sepp. ‘Post-precariteit: Drie principes voor cultuurwerk, beleid en solidariteit na Covid19’, Institute of Network Cultures, 3 June 2021,

Goudriaan, René et al. Ongelijk getroffen, ongelijk gesteund: effecten van de coronacrisis in de culturele sector. Amsterdam: Boekman Stichting, 2021.

Landau, Frederike. ‘Cultural Infrastructures of Vulnerability: Reflections on Care during and after COVID-19’, Arts of the Working Class, 4 June 2020,

Kinsella, Eileen. ‘Ireland Will Soon Pay Arts and Culture Workers a Basic Income to Help the Sector Bounce Back From the Pandemic’, ArtNet, 7 January 20200,

Overbergh, Ann. ‘Kunsten na corona’, Kunstenpunt, October 2021,

Warne Thomas, Charlotte. ‘Artists as Workers’, Autonomy, November 2021,

Boekman Stichting, ‘Coronaplatform: voor onderzoeksvragen en kennisdeling in cultuur’,


Working in the Gig Economy

Benmiloud, Hadjar. ‘Een nieuwe verloren generatie’, De Groene Amsterdammer, 28 november 2018,

Emmelhainz, Irmgard. ‘Authoritarianism and the Cybernetic Episteme, or the Progressive Disappearance of Everything on Earth’, e-flux, November 2021,

Hao, Karen. ‘The AI Gig Economy Is Coming for You’, MIT Technology Review, 31 May 2019,

Ravenelle, Alexandrea J. Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2019,

Salemy, Mohammad. ‘The End of Artists’, 2 December 2019, Arts of the Working Class,


Politics of Precarity

Abbing, Hans. Why Are Artists Poor? The Exceptional Economy of the Arts. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2008.

Aranda, Julieta, Brian Kuan Wood, and Anton Vidokle (eds). Are You Working Too Much? Post-Fordism, Precarity, and the Labor of Art. New York: Sternberg Press, 2011.

Hewison, Robert. ‘Freelance Workers Are the Backbone of the Art World – But How Are They Expected to Survive on a Pittance?’, The Art Newspaper, 5 March 2021,

Lorey, Isabell. State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious. London & New York: Verso, 2015.

Lorusso, Silvio. Entreprecariat: Everybody Is an Entrepreneur, No One Is Safe. Eindhoven: Onomatopee, 2019.

Lupu, Alina. ‘Before We Knew What Hit Us’, Platform BK, 24 April 2020,

Morgan, Geogre, and Pariece Nelligan. The Creativity Hoax: Precarious Work and the Gig Economy. London: Anthem Press, 2018.

Rasterhof, Claartje, and Bjorn Schrijen. ‘Hoe precair is werk in de cultuursector? In gesprek met kunst- en cultuurfilosoof Thijs Lijster’, Boekmanstichting, 27 May 2020,

‘Werktitel: On Labour and People in the Arts’, podcast series by Zoë Dankert and Alix de Massiac, transcripts available in English,

Winkel, Camiel van, Pascal Gielen, and Koos Zwaan. De hybride kunstenaar: De organisatie van de artistieke praktijk in het postindustriële tijdperk. Den Bosch & Breda: AKV|St.Joost, 2012,


Money Flows in the Cultural Sector

Cascone, Sarah. ‘Twitter C.E.O. Jack Dorsey Just Gave $3.5 Million to San Francisco’s Experimental Program Offering Guaranteed Income for Artists’, ArtNet, 24 May 2021,

Demollin, Timo. ‘The Philanthropy Trap’, Platform BK, 24 March 2021,

Ribben, Arjen and Pieter van Os. Tussen kunst en cash: Hoe geld de Nederlandse geldwereld corrumpeert. Amsterdam: Das Mag, 2021.

Steenbergen, Renée. De nieuwe mecenas: Cultuur en de terugkeer van het particuliere geld. Amsterdam: Business Contact, 2008.

‘The future of the art market’, Creative United,


Experiments with Crypto

‘A Guide to Ecofriendly CryptoArt’,

Carys Anderson, ‘Brian Eno on NFTs: “Now Artists Can Become Little Capitalist Assholes as Well”‘, Consequence Sound, 20 December 2021,

Bont, Malu de. ‘Zo boutw u een waardevolle kunstcollectie op: “Mijn NFT kostte €425 en was plots €60.000 waard”‘, Quote Nederland, 13 November 2021

Dal Dosso, Silvia. ‘Cats, Frogs and Cryptoartists: What if Auteur .jpgs Become a Luxury Good’, Institute of Network Cultures,

‘Episode V. Toward a New Ecology of Crypto Art: A Hybrid Manifesto’, Flash Art, The Uncanny Valley series, 26 February 2021, https://flash—

Lovink, Geert, and Alexander Estorick, ‘Crypto Art Interview’, Institute of Network Cultures, 26 February 2021,

Menkman, Rosa. The Glitch Moment(um), Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2011.

Menkman, Rosa. ‘Remarks on Crypto-Art’, MoneyLab, 3 March 2021,

Teijen, Lena van. ‘Op zoek naar de Robin Hoods van de crypto-kunst: Een gesprek met Inte Gloerich’, Metropolis M, 23 April 2021,

Wisecrack, ‘How NFTs Explain Everything Wrong with Art’, YouTube, 14 April 2021,


Staying Happy and Healthy

‘50 Ways to Take Care of Yourself in the Arts’, Arts Hub, 1 November 2015,

‘Assessing Risk: On Strategies for Health, Safety, and Welfare Within Arts Practice’, Kunstlicht, vol. 41, no. 4, 2020,

Billuart, Morgane. ‘New Mores, What Now?’, Idealenfabriek, 28 May 2021,,-wat-nu?.


Durable Self-Organization

Institute of Radical Imagination. ‘Art for UBI Manifesto’, Institute of Radical Imagination, 16 January 2021,

Choi, Binna. ‘Living Organisation: That Is, Self-Organisation’, Autonomous Fabric, 1 March 2018,

Dillemuth, Stephan, Anthony Davies, and Jakob Jakobsen, ‘There Is No Alternative: The Future Is Self-Organised’, What’s Next?, 2005,

Kraaijeveld, Joram. ‘Reinventing Solidarity’, ArtEZ Studium Generale, 6 January 2020,

Lijster, Thijs. Verenigt U! Arbeid in de 21ste eeuw. Amsterdam: Prometheus, 2019.

Wagley, Catherine. ‘The Art Angle Podcast: How the Artist Pension Trust Became a Gigantic Fiasco’, ArtNet, 14 January 2022,


Art Education Redefined

Art School: Propositions for the 21st Century, edited by Steven Henry Madoff. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009.

Boessen, Judith. ‘What’s Wrong with the Art Academy? In Search of Flaws in Art Education’, Mister Motley, 7 January 2021,

Meineche Hansen, Sidsel and Tom Vandeputte, Politics of Study. No place: Open Editions, 2015,

Teran, Michelle and Florian Cramer. ‘Letters From Dystopian and Utopian Futures of Art Education’ in Hoger beroepsonderwijs in 2030: Toekomstverkenningen en scenario’s vanuit Hogeschool Rotterdam, ed. Gijsbtertse et al. (Rotterdam: Hogeschool Rotterdam Uitgeverij, 2020),

‘The Roadmap to Equality in the Arts in the Netherlands: A Conference That Addresses the Under-Representation and Misrepresentation of Women artists, WOC and Nonbinary Artists’, ArtEZ Studium Generale, January 2020,

Westwood, Alyxandra. ‘How Student-Led Artist Initiatives Are Changing the Institution from Within’, Metropolis M, 11 October 2021,


Digital and Hybrid Alternatives

‘Cultuur zonder fysieke aanwezigheid: De digitale alternatieven’, DEN,

Natalie Dixon, Klasien van de Zandschulp, and Anneli Vanenburg, Hybrid Spaced: Exploring the In-Between: Intimate Connections Between Online and Physical Audiences Through Gossip and Dance. Amsterdam: Affect Lab, 2021.

‘Dossier 8: Hybrid Events’, The Hmm,

Knol, Jan Jaap, ‘Digitaal is “here to stay”: Hoe gaat dat in de toekomst verder?’, Boekman, 6 December 2021,

‘Overzicht van online culturele intiatieven in tijden van de coronacrisis: Archief 2021’, Boekman, January-July 2021,


Dutch Art Policy

Commissie-Borstlap, ‘In wat voor land willen wij werken?’. Den Haag: Rijksoverheid, 2020.

Sociaal Economische Raad and Raad voor Cultuur, Passie gewaardeerd: Versterking van de arbeidsmarkt in de culturele en creatieve sector. SER, 2016.


European Solidarity Networks

Loots, Ellen, Kaja Piecyk en Walter van Andel. ‘Collectieve emancipatie als de route naar een meer eerlijke beloning in de kunsten?’, Creatief Ondernemerschaplab,

Reshape: A Workbook to Reimagine the Art World. Brussels: Flanders Arts Institute, 20221,