FREE FORMS of MUSIC / DANCING / PAINTING / POETRY
The basic framework conditions
have always been the same. If he/she wants to participate in it as a member of JUST MUSIC POOLS, this includes always travel expenses, overnight stays, half board for 2-3 days. This is, so to speak, a booking made personally by the artists, which also includes: cancelling is also possible up to the previous day, deciding themselves to perform whether longer or shorter or, if at all, whether on Fridays and/or on Sundays!!!
In addition to it, we are able to invite over the year approximately 30 musicians out of the POOL and pay them also fair rates. So much for our financial means.
Important: our budget goes 100 percent directly to the artist, the organisation needs only 27 percent, about 7 percent of it are wage costs. My own 2000 hours per year have been paid by the retirement fund since 9/16; previously it amounted to 380.-Euro per month.
Now some infos to all of you, because we momentarily have the impression, that after years of growing of JUST MUSIC/4STSSSSS a lot of musicians still don't have a clear idea and an inside view of what is going on there.
JUST MUSIC was founded 9 years ago as a networking for both male and female musicians, dancers, writers and painters of the free forms/radical improvisation.
It was designed for artists
and we offer:
In JUST MUSIC we invest per year
Just to give you 2 examples to make work and costs more comprehensible: 5 (!!) participants at SCHNITTPUNKTE cancelled at short notice, because they had other options; in 2017 the costs for JUST MUSIC participants were around 2500 Euro (12 participants). These include journeys from Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, overnight stays etc. … or: with ON DIALOGUE for months 6 persons have been working for free, some of them (musicians!!) are putting at risk their own money, thousands of Euros!! Presently we are investing around 1000 working hours for free in this festival; An offer to the musicians
Participants/musicians can confirm, but also can call off. They can decide themselves for how long they are going to perform.
venues, money, sound engineers, photographers, piano tuners
lots of time
is committed to the free forms by conviction
in addition to it, a huge amount of money from subsidies and entrance fees.
And everyone is free to take part in it or also perhaps not;
to participate as an artist in an intensive or reduced manner
or just simply look for "different" families moving around outside the mainstream.
There are lots of reasons to be questioned and criticized in this process;
but, please do it in a constructive way, perhaps even lovingly, at least favorably.
In this wonderful exchange a lot is given by many and through the musicians/dance/painting
a lot comes back to all of us.