The year 2020 has (finally) given the issue of racism the attention it needs in order to engage as a whole society against racist discrimination. In the cultural sector, too, there is an effort to reflect on one’s own entanglements in discriminatory structures and practices and to take diversity orientation seriously.
→ What exactly is racism?
→ What is meant by structural, what by institutional racism?
→ How does racism work?
→ Where do we encounter racism in the cultural sphere?
→ What can an anti-racist attitude look like, individually and in work contexts?
→ First approaches for an anti-racist practice
→ First approaches to meet resistance in cooperation with institutions and established structures.
The online workshop aims to impart basic knowledge and works with input units, group discussions, small group tasks and collegial exchange.
Tsepo Andreas Bollwinkel
Tsepo Andreas Bollwinkel thinks, researches, writes and teaches on diversity, intersectionality and North-South relations while working in theatre as an orchestral musician for over 30 years. One focus of his educational work is the diversity-oriented and power-critical accompaniment of cultural institutions.
Mon, 23 May 2022, 2-6 pm in German spoken language
We ask for binding registrations via this link.
The digital workshops are aimed at artists from the independent contemporary music scene in Cologne and Berlin and are free of charge.
In this year’s online workshop series Onpaper, which we are again organizing together with the initiative neue musik / field notes experts will teach basic skills for working in the independent scene.
Under the heading »Application Fitness« we will get you ready for project funding in the spring. In addition to classic workshops with introductions to the funding landscapes of Berlin and Cologne, to writing applications, or to accounting, this year we are also building on new formats and offering Meet the Jury, regular funding regulars’ tables, or sessions on writing applications together.
Although the independent scene defines itself in part precisely by breaking away from hierarchical ways of working that widely encourage the abuse of power and racism, it is not exempt from structural exclusion either. On the contrary, it lacks diverse perspectives and non-normative bodies, attitudes, narratives, and aesthetics. With workshops on anti-racism and diversity development, we would like to accompany the scene in this process of opening up, sensitize it to blind spots, and facilitate access to the scene for marginalized people with empowerment offers.
A third module on press and public relations, audience development, and profile building and management will provide concrete assistance in the development and implementation of projects.
Unfortunately, the online workshop is not accessible at all levels. We will make every effort to accommodate different needs and adapt the workshop if you provide us with appropriate information in the registration.
The workshop series will be continued after the summer break. We will announce the program in the course of the next months. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The inm – initiative neue musik berlin e.V. is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the program Strengthening Innovation Potential in Culture (INP).