IETM Hull Plenary Meeting 2019

28 March 2019 to 31 March 2019

IETM Hull 2019 will explore the reality of inclusion in today’s societies, in their artistic representations and in the process of creation. We will examine issues around race, ethnicity, faith, disability, age, gender, sexuality, class and economic disadvantage and any social and institutional barriers that  prevent people from participating in and enjoying the arts as an integral part of the societies they live in. We will ask the question is involving everyone something we want to deliver in theory but something we find hard to deliver in practice?  We will debate the language used and whether terms like “inclusion” are more problematic than helpful.  One size does not fit all, so who do you choose to include? How do you deliver this practically in your work?

For the arts to survive and thrive, we need to have spaces and places to have positive discussions and debates about these issues. We need to have time to talk about our approaches to ensuring our work is for everyone.  Alongside this we need to keep talking about how we make and keep international partnerships and collaborations going, especially when things are constantly changing politically. It is not an accident that IETM Hull begins on the eve of the very day that the UK leaves the European Union.   

Absolutely Cultured, our cultural colleagues in this city and our partners, Arts Council England and the British Council, warmly invite you to Hull – a city in East Yorkshire and UK City of Culture 2017 – to both challenge and champion these issues. IETM Hull will reflect the complex journey we are all on, with an exciting and innovative programme of talks, debates, performances, networking opportunities and more - all placed within Hull, a city with creative and progressive ambitions. 

Early-bird registration deadline: 22 February 2019, noon CET

Both IETM members and non-members are welcome to join the meeting. Register here.

Any questions? Get in touch with us through our forum.