In 2022 UrbanApa continues with the platform for feminist leadership.
The Finnish art field suffers from inequality and discriminatory structures. Structural change is slow and difficult, many actions must be at the same time. One way to advance inclusion, equality and diversity of the arts is to move towards feminist leadership.
A platform for feminist leadership for professionals in arts and cultural field
In spring 2022 UrbanApa produces the third edition of the platform for feminist leadership. The platform is based on peer learning and it aims to support participants in their own work and attempts to practice feminist leadership. The frame for learning consists of six workshops that intend to allow broader contemplation on feminist tools, leadership and structures. The goal is to summon artists to share and discuss, to empower, to increase understanding of structures and their limitations, and to provide tools for more feminist and inclusive practices, as well as to collectively dream about potential futures. We all have know-how to share. By gathering, and bringing that know-how forth, we create the platform for feminist leadership together.
The workshops will be held once a month (April – June and August – October 2022, one weekend in August 2022). The duration of each session is five hours (incl. lunch break), which consists of a lecture, a primer or introduction of the topic, and the follow-up exercises and discussions. The lecturers are experts from the fields of art, leadership and feminism. The participants shall also reserve some time for independent work outside the workshops (reading articles and reflecting); either individually, or together with other participants.
The working language on the platform is English.
We hope that the participants commit to attending the platform.
The platform is facilitated by Sonya Lindfors and Laura Lehtinen. In addition the sessions will have guest lecturers and facilitators.