Reflection day during It Takes a City at Kunstenwerkplaats / Pianofabriek
Value and Judgement: (Invisible) Operating Systems Within the Performing Arts
17 February — 14:00
Kunstenwerkplaats / Pianofabriek
In spite of a growing consciousness around inclusion and diversity, decisions in the performing arts are often still rooted in a Eurocentric value system and perspective. This concerns not only the way our field operates day to day, but also the choices within artistic programming, artistic practices or financial support. With growing far-right & conservative politics and the direct impact it enforces on our sector, not only who we choose, but also how we come to those choices is extremely relevant.
In this debate, we will look deeper into shared ownership of artistic programs within institutions and festivals and address the invisible barriers of gatekeeping and assimilation. A dismantling of the reality of “free” choice-making and who still has(owns) this possibility
Presented Kunstenpunt / Flanders Arts institute as part of It Takes a City!