SEMINAR BUILDING BRIDGES: THE CONCRETE ACTION FOR INTERCULTURALISM AND INCLUSION IN FINNISH THEATRE
Place: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, seminar hall, 1st. floor, Hakaniemenranta 6 / online
Time: 15.10.2021 from 10.00 to 15.30
The seminar Building bridges: the concrete action for interculturalism and inclusion in Finnish theatre will discuss how interculturalism and inclusion could be promoted by the activities of the existing theatres, different funders and by the initiatives of the gatekeepers of the field.
The morning part of the seminar will bring together the professionals of the performing arts field to discuss how to promote a dialogue between Finnish theatres, the artists, other professionals and the audiences outside the existing theatre field and what else could be done to support diversity in the organisational culture.
The second part of the seminar will delve into the structures of the field and discuss what tools and actions are needed in order to create a new intercultural and sustainable theater house. The seminar consists of speeches and roundtable discussions.
The registration is open until 12 October 2021
The seminar is a continuation for the Seminar on Art, Culture and a Diverse Finland organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and a part of the New Theatre Helsinki pop up in Vuotalo between 28.10.-28.11.2021.
Language: the first part of the seminar is held in Finnish, the second part is held in English
Free of charge.
10.00 am - 10.30 am
Matti Jutila, Senior Officer, Office of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman
Kaisa Paavolainen, The Association of Finnish Theatres, managing director
Linnea Stara, Theatre info Finland, director
Round table discussion (fi)
Increasing cultural diversity in Finnish theatres
Moderator: David Kozma
Kaisa Paavolainen, Linnea Stara, Maija Lummepuro, Erik Söderblom, James Lórien MacDonald
Sadjad Shokoohi, Diversity and Intercultural Communication Consultant
Marjo-Sisko Lindstedt, Master Student of Culture and Arts, M.Sc. Economics and business administration
Outi Raatikainen, CEO Founder, Pink Eminence Oy Ltd
Tomi Purovaara, Cultural Director at City of Kotka
Round table discussion (eng)
Reshaping the structures of performing arts field
Moderator: Davide Giovanzana
Panelists: Tomi Purovaara, Outi Raatikainen, Sadjad Shokoohi, Martina Marti
Supported: The Finnish Cultural Foundation, The City of Helsinki and in cooperation with the Finnish National Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation.