Nous sommes convaincus que c’est dans la nature des arts de brandir un miroir critique de la société, et de briser les barrières  entre ses différents groupes. Cependant, notre secteur reflète-t-il fidèlement les communautés dans lesquelles nous vivons ?

Ce débat met en avant la nécessité d’ouvrir les arts à toute la société – à toutes les classes, les ethnicités, les religions, les capacités physiques, et les milieux qui la constituent.

Aujourd’hui, avec l’afflux de réfugiés et la diversité croissante au sein des pays de l’UE, nous nous efforçons plus que jamais d’amener ce sujet au cœur du débat public et politique.

I think the fact that I’m a trans person who has played cis [short for cisgender, or not transgender] characters invalidates a lot of biases that have kept trans people from being cast. Just like some people believe that gay or lesbian actors can’t play straight actors, there is a similar bias that trans people can’t play cis.
“Early dance is populated with females, yet the higher up the ladder you go the less women you see.”
Mihail Buzov
Cultural policies which ensure freedom of expression and promote creativity are essential for a country's long-term development. This was the main theme of a debate on 2 May, between UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova and six Nordic culture ministers, marking the start of this year’s World Press Freedom Day events in Helsinki, Finland.
"Intercultural communication also matters for international political achievements. Policy makers tend to talk over each other, rather than with each other, in global governance systems due to the lack of intercultural exchange." Helly, D. 2016. Intercultural integration and communication: An agenda for Europe. ECDPM Talking Points blog, 21 April 2016.
The creative case for diversity advocates one conversation about art - how it is created and engaged with, how it innovates and communicates - with the true value of diversity and equality at the heart of it. Everyone has a stake and a say in the creative case
FIA’s recently published "Handbook of Good Practices to Combat Gender Stereotypes and PromoteEqual Opportunities in Film, Television and Theatre in Europe" flagged up many interesting practices, among which was the development and use of a “Gender Checklist” in the live performance sector in Sweden. The Gender Equality Checklist contains questions on how gender equality is ensured in all work-related aspects in the performing arts, from planning of rehearsals to ways of working, casting, costuming, make up, marketing, etc. The list is designed as a tool to help identify possibilities and...
Instead of Redface: Native Voices on the American Stage—A HowlRound Journal Series
“In this Journal series, we explore Native voices on the American stage. I have deemed this week: Instead of Redface —as our voices collectively question why redface is more prevalent on the American stage than our own authentic Native voices.”—playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle (series curator / peer-producer).
When you are a child actor, chubby means cute. When you hit adolescence, it can be agony. And as an adult...
The Ford Foundation hosted Beyond the Hashtag, a conversation on using art and technology to combat the criminalization of our communities . The event livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on 15 September 2015 included performances and discussions with leading artist-activists whose powerful work calls for the safety, well-being and self-determination of LGBTQI and multiracial communities.
Freedom of expression is essential to the arts. But the laws and practices that protect and nurture free expression are often poorly understood both by practitioners and by those enforcing the law.