a resting aid

By The Rest Team


  • Who has the right to REST?
  • Who has the right to burnout?
  • What needs to change structurally to allow for more REST?
  • What needs to change structurally, for precarious art workers to have time and resources for the REST they need?
  • How can people in non-precarious conditions support and demand such structural change?
  • How can the arts develop alternative models and views for REST?
  • Imagine a society in which multitasking is regarded as unacceptable!
  • How to implement periods of contemplation and hang out in professional life?
  • How to love monotasking unconditionally?
  • Is there anything else to do for a better social culture of REST, then to just practice resting?


  • How do you define REST at work?
  • How do you defend REST at work?
  • Are you using REST as a productive time?
  • Do you respect REST claimed by your colleagues?
  • Does respect for these claims know a limit?
  • Do you feel your REST is respected by your colleagues?
  • Are you at ease claiming REST?
  • Are you at ease allowing others to REST while you are working?
  • How can work be shared instead of you doing the work for many?
  • Whose job do you take when you do two jobs at once?


  • What value does REST have for you?
  • What motivates you more: the outlook for REST or the outlook for a task?
  • How much REST do you need to be at your best?
  • How much REST do you need to feel good with yourself?
  • Do you see REST as something productive?
  • Do you think there are any social or personal duties to stop resting?
  • What is your ideal reason to stop resting?


  • What qualifies as REST?
  • What kind of REST do you need in order to feel well?
  • What makes REST enjoyable?
  • Do you need a different environment to REST?
  • Do you have a ritual of REST?
  • When is REST unwanted or counterproductive?
  • Is REST more a part of your work or your private life?
  • What if funding applications would require time to REST as a criteria for success?
  • What if institutions would need to REST and suspend their offers after a structural funding period, to re-think their institution?
  • Could this demand be applied to artists as well?
  • How could contracts provide a truthful legal basis for work and the time it needs?