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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.

REGISTER HERE👈🏿 

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. 

PROGRAMME:

10.00 am - 10.30 am

Morning coffee 

10.30-12.30

Keynotes (fi): 

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

 

12.30-13.30 

 

break 

 

13.30-15.30 

Keynotes (eng):

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.