State of the Arts (SOTA) is an open platform to reimagine the conditions that shape the art world today. SOTA operates through the collaborative minds of independent artists and art workers, but it is open to all individuals and organisations that seek to co-create a fairer and more diverse cultural scene in Belgium. For SOTA, change can only take place by including people, concerns and viewpoints that are still too often marginalised or unacknowledged by the ruling circles of the cultural field. This is what SOTA seeks to engender. Finally, SOTA believes that a transition of the art world can also serve as a catalyst for structural change in society at large.