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, physical abilities, and backgrounds that constitute it.

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To what extent is international cooperation structured by cultural identity or, on the contrary, does it build bridges between cultures? What decides the methods, the topics and structures involved in intercultural dialogue? How does cultural diplomacy and international cultural cooperation create equity and mutual understanding? These questions were at the heart IETM Munich session Postcolonial minefields.
Andrea Kovich talks about the importance of disability representation on Seattle's stages and Sound Theatre Company's recent work in that area.
I’ve noticed a troubling trend in the world of transgender theatre. When I hear about a show with a trans character, even starring a trans actor, I rush to see it, wondering, What new frontiers of gender and identity will we be exploring tonight? And, almost very time, the answer is: None.
Eclipse Theatre is leading European theatre towards increased diversity – but with Brexit looming, how much longer can it last? Artistic director Dawn Walton tells how the Sheffield-based company is building international networks and encouraging directors to reach diverse audiences and programme work by black artists.
What does it mean to be a woman in this alarming moment, let alone a woman who is leading a nonprofit arts organization?
IETM Satellite Wales deepened some of the conversations started during our plenaries in Brussels and Porto around the theme of working outside of the big centres and in rural areas. This report summarises the discussions held during the meeting on the plurality of the concepts of rural, identity, territory, and culture, and brings concrete case studies on inspiring art projects taking place in rural areas.
The present Brainstorming report on “Social Inclusion: partnering with other sectors” is the result of the brainstorming process between 35 participating organizations, both from the cultural and other sectors.
The Culture Change Guide is a toolkit that's been guided by best practice recruitment principals and explores how you can think about developing a diverse workforce and leadership.
This speech is a call to broaden our canon and continue making transnational alliances in an effort to make institutions better reflect the differences in society, which will ultimately benefit the cultural (and other professional) sectors.
Maria Vlachou, directrice exécutive de Acesso Cultura | Access Culture, une association à but non lucratif qui vise à promouvoir l'accès à la participation culturelle au Portugal, écrit à propos du travail réalisé dans le pays afin d'abattre les obstacles structurels et géographiques qui s'opposent aux arts et à la culture.

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