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AWC in the time of COVID-19
Are you wondering why we ask for financial help?
We’d like to explain why.
In the midst of numerous exhibition and event cancellations in the arts and cultural sector due to COVID-19, we are forced to reduce our quota for print advertisements. Ads and media partnerships are our only source of income. While we are looking for fair and sustainable alternatives, as a registered non-profit organization we are now officially welcoming donations.
We have always relied on readers to support our street vendors through the informal purchase of this street newspaper, and on generous art institutions, unions and brands who support our editorial work. Independent artists and freelance thinkers who contribute to the newspaper make redistribution of cultural access and capital possible.
Thanks to all who support Arts of the Working Class!
To make a donation, please use the following bank details:
Arts of the Working Class
Reflektor Monde gUG (haftungsbeschränkt)
IBAN : DE 64 100 100 100 931 503 107
or donate via Paypal
If you have any questions about making a donation please email email@example.com.
You could also become a trustee. If this applies to your ambitions of transforming the world into a fair place, please request our dossier via firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Arts of the Working Class (AWC)?
This is no charity. AWC is a multilingual street newspaper covering art and labor, society and politics, poverty and wealth. The newspaper enables an open and inclusive platform with contributions from artists, cultural actors and thinkers from different fields and areas of the world. They all dedicate themselves to the possibilities of art and transformation in our current moment. Each issue has a special focus and is aimed at an audience interested in participating and contributing to the value creation of cultural and social capital. Arts of the Working Class not only contributes to media diversity within an open society, but also makes a significant contribution to providing a forum for a diversity of perspectives in a polyphonic and international community.
How is AWC distributed?
Arts of the Working Class is distributed through two main channels: street vendors (who sell 95% of the printed issues) and retail (which make up about 5% of the sales).
- Street vendors: Arts of the Working Class sees itself both as an inclusive platform and an ethical art object working to reallocate the wealth of the art world. The newspaper is made available free of charge at pick-up spots specifically for vendors who are economically vulnerable and/or experiencing homelessness. Our street vendors sell Arts of the Working Class for the suggested donation price of 2,50 €/£/$. Our vendors keep 100% of their sales of the paper. Our current pick-up spots for street vendors in Berlin are:
Arts of the Working Class (Office) - Wedding
Lynarstraße 38, 13353 Berlin
Kreuzberg Pavillon - Kreuzberg
ACUD Macht Neu - Mitte
- Retail sales: This includes sales of the newspaper at museums, galleries, book shops, cafes, social organizations, etc. The retail price of Arts of the Working Class is 3,50 €/£/$. Our retail vendors keep a percentage of the sales and the rest goes to the production of future issues.
If you or your organization would like to become a pick-up point or retail vendor, contact us at email@example.com.
How is Arts of the Working Class funded?
Arts of the Working Class is funded solely through print and online advertising. For our media partners, we offer a close, content-related cooperation for the design of advertising formats with artists to compliment our curated content. Arts of the Working Class is a publication of Reflektor Monde gUG (haftungsbeschränkt) and as such functions as a non-profit organization.
We are currently looking for trustees who are interested in supporting the work of Arts of the Working Class. Become a trustee or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for alternative support.
Who contributes to Arts of the Working Class?
Arts of the Working Class is produced and published by Paul Sochacki, María Inés Plaza Lazo and Alina Ana Kolar. Information on associate editors and contributors can be found here: www.artsoftheworkingclass.org/people or in print. Our editorial section Letters of Workers also provides a space for voices from working class and economically vulnerable people, no matter whether shaped by political, poetic or personal reasons - we invite all voices to be a part of the conversation.