Over the past years a Fair Practice Code has been developed in the arts sector in the Netherlands, after realising the precarious situation of artists - both financially and in terms of power of negotiation. For the upcoming round of four year funding for institutions, adherence to this code is one of the requirements to get funding. But looking in detail at how a city like Den Haag includes questions about the Fair Practice Code there is still reason to be concerned. In reaction, I wrote the article “Als Fair Practice Code het antwoord is, wilt u dan de vraag nog eens herhalen?” (if fair practice code is the answer, could you repeat the question perhaps?). An English translation will follow later in the month.