Inclusion

We believe it is in the nature of the arts to hold up a critical mirror to society, and to break down barriers between its different groups. But is our sector fully reflective of the communities we live in?  

This debate is about the urgency to open up the arts to all of society - to all the classes, ethnicities, religions, physical abilities, and backgrounds that constitute it.

 

Victor Mayot
Dans le cadre des recherches pour le #133 d'Alternatives Théâtrales, nous avons recueilli des propos d’artistes, de directeurs de structures et de représentants d’institutions, en France et en Belgique. Ces paroles sont passionnantes, polémiques, souvent émouvantes et très stimulantes. Nous publions chaque semaine des extraits sur le blog, et présentons la totalité des textes dans cette publication sur le site. Plusieurs personnes ont participé activement à la récolte de ces témoignages : Christian Jade, Laurence Van Goethem, Antoine Laubin, Nancy Delhalle (Alternatives théâtrales), Lisa Guez...
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Elena DI FEDERICO
The income gap between men and women is wider in the arts than the average gap across all industries in Australia, research shows. This gap appears to be especially evident for female writers, visual artists and musicians.
Elenq
Cultural work with refugees has a long history. It is a contentious area. Instrumental approaches to cultural work with refugees raise significant issues. This briefing outlines the contentions, provides a theoretical basis for the work, gives leading examples of cultural work with refugees, including work that promotes intercultural understanding and work that promotes fear. It outlines key findings and recommendations, which have a substantial focus on ethical engagement, aesthetic importance and societal wellbeing.
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This briefing paper explores cultural work with refugees in Europe, analysing the current funding programmes of the European Union. The paper particularly focuses on the Erasmus+, Creative Europe and Europe for Citizens programmes. The findings are complemented by case studies and feedback from EU-funded projects under each programme. The paper provides recommendations for the future EU programme generation.
Jo VERRENT
A week or so back, Unlimited’s Senior Producer Jo Verrent met up with the Enablers connected to Eclipse Theatre’s Slate movement to talk about working with disabled artists. Here’s a list of some of the questions they discussed, and some of the answers they arrived at…
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Diversity is a hot topic in UK performing arts as organisations try to better reflect their communities. But are there issues that are still neglected? In the second of a series of two blogs, find out what artists and practitioners think we should be discussing but aren't...
Klaus Lefebvre, 2009 La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi) @Dutch National Opera
Elena DI FEDERICO
A comprehensive survey of the role of women in the arts, culture and media in selected European countries, carried out by the Hertie School of Governance with support from the German government’s Commissioner for Culture and Media. Available in English (see link) and in German .
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Maija Karhunen is known as a writer and the editor in chief of Liikekieli.com, Finnish online magazine about dance art. She is also a dancer whose body doesn’t correspond to the normative expectations on stage. In August, she performed at the Tanz im August festival in Sanna Kekäläinen's piece.
Elena DI FEDERICO
Violent extremism thrives in polarized debates and buils on processes of “othering” and stigmatization. Culture and the arts can play a key role in preventing, countering and reducing the consequences of violent extremism by creating social capital and sense of belonging, by fostering resilience, and ultimately showing that we have more in common than what divides us.
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The newest addition to our Fresh Perpesctives series, 'Permission to Stare', explores the complex nature of how disability is defined in contemporary dance. The publication offers a theoretical essay locating disability in the arts, and a collection of personal letters, presenting complementary approaches to this topic.

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