This project stipulates that makers deserve a more prominent voice in the literary value chain. It works towards improving connections and dismantling barriers between Dutch-language makers and the institutions that facilitate their work. It aims at a more versatile, resilient and inclusive Dutch-Flemish literary sector, by researching what starting literary makers do, and why. The project team innovatively combines qualitative field research, artistic research, and literary analytical tools. In close collaboration with a large consortium across the literary sector, we create and disseminate a knowledge base now lacking, yet sorely needed by both makers and the sector they seek to enter.
What starting writers do and why
Braber, Helleke van den, De Pourcq, Maarten and Hekman, Eva (2020), ‘Onderzoekspilot ‘What starting writers do and why. Resultaat en reflectie’. Internal document [internal document]. Nijmegen: Radboud Institute for Culture and History.
Braber, Helleke van den, De Pourcq, Maarten and Hekman, Eva (2021), ‘Presentatie onderzoekspilot ‘What starting writers do and why. Resultaat en reflectie’. Conversations, ArtEZ and the Wintertuin Festival.
Utrecht University, ArtEZ University of the Arts, KU Leuven