The "Za K.R.U.H." (For BREAD) Platform gathers cultural workers and artists in a joint fight for decent working conditions and sustainable public funding for culture, as the only mechanism that can ensure its widest possible availability, and provide the dignity of work in the field of culture. Drawing on numerous historical and recent fights, the platform was launched in 2020 by the Local Base for Culture Refreshment BLOK, the Centre for Drama Arts CDU, the co-authorship initiative OOUR, the association for literature and culture Skribonauti, and the artistic organization Atelijeri Žitnjak (Žitnjak Studios), as a continuation of the Enough with the Cuts! initiative. This initiative was undertaken by a broad and united front of cultural and media workers who have demanded from the Croatian Ministry of Culture an end to drops in public funding for culture, an increase in culture budget and greater transparency in allocating public funds, workplace and social protection of all who work in the field of cultural and artistic production, sustainable and developing cultural infrastructure, and public financing of non-profit media.
Our fight for bread has begun quite unexpectedly in the year of the pandemic, which has revealed in full the misery of cultural production in shackles of its project financing, and left us without economic, social, and health security. Consequently, in 2020, we requested from the Croatian Ministry of Culture to urgently implement a basic income for all cultural workers, not only during the pandemic, but also as a measure of permanent protection of cultural production. We continue out fight for bread in 2021, by establishing a Protocol for fair remuneration for artistic and cultural work, and by introducing self-regulation mechanisms, in order to achieve greater economic equality between us and those that contract us, as well as open up space for a fairer cultural production and distribution.
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THE WORK OF THE PLATFORM FOR WORKING CONDITIONS IN CULTURE ZA K.R.U.H. IS SUPPORTED BY UNDERPAID, UNPAID, AND ACTIVIST WORK OF ALL ITS PARTICIPANTS. IN 2020 IT WAS ALSO SUPPORTED BY THE ''KULTURA NOVA'' FOUNDATION.