Towards an inclusive culture


Art is said to have the power to break down barriers between different groups. But is our sector fully reflective of the diversity of realities lived in the cities we live in? What strategies has the arts world proposed to address the always other, gendered, raced, differently abled, or colonial body? What role should we play in unlocking our societies, as well as our own sector, to the multiplicity of values, backgrounds, traditions and lifestyles.This debate, which took place in IETM Amsterdam, 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.