Feminist discussion Night: Equitable Creative Industries

Thursday 17 May 2018
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Atria, library
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Discussion organised by the Feminist Club Amsterdam on Equitable Creative Industries.

The creative and cultural sectors draw together tradition, imagination, and innovation. As individuals, we are able to question existing norms, to reinterpret values and identity narratives. We believe that creativity can act as a catalyst for changing socio-economic and political issues through alternative discourses and practices. Cultural change precedes and embodies political change, arts and cultures are essential in the agenda of progress. So why is the current cultural climate so unequal?

The arts sector has always been regarded as one of the most liberal and open-minded across various cultures. Despite a large number of open-minded cultural activists the problem of gender discrimination still exists within the creative and cultural industries which block access to creative participation in making and enjoying arts. Gender insensitivity in cultural leadership, especially for those in positions of power within these industries, is something that needs to change in order for creativity and culture to achieve the change and progression that it is established from.

So, we invite you to discuss how to bring about equal representation and participation in the creative and cultural sectors toward a more equitable industry. Come and join FCA in discussing creativity, gender, access to participation, successes and areas for improvement collectively and in our individual lives!

Time and location

Atria, institute on gender equality and women's history. Vijzelstraat 20, Amsterdam.

Start event: 19.30 till 22.00

Registration

please register via Eventbrite.

We ask a 2 euro entrance contribution for this discussion evening, it can be payed at the door.

Preparation

Please check out these readings/videos before :

Creating creative industries, the fundamentals and inner workings of cultural and creative sectors as explained by Richard Georges https://youtu.be/FnnzUh7eVHs

“Powerful women in creative industries” https://youtu.be/5Yop_GV4AmY

‘Gender-Fluid Artists Come Out of the Gray Zone’ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/15/arts/design/gender-fluid-artists-new-museum-transgender.html