Seminar: Accessibility in Performing Arts, Helsinki 20.8.
The Accessibility in Performing Arts is a seminar for all performing arts professionals interested in accessibility. The seminar introduces Finnish and Nordic projects and artists with special expertise in inclusion in art. In addition to case presentations, the second part of the seminar will be a moderated talk about, among other things, what inclusion in performing arts means in an international working environment and what are the future prospects for inclusion in performing arts.
10am-12pm Introduction to Finnish organisers focusing on accessibility and inclusivity in arts:
- Kirsi Mustalahti, Accessible Arts and Culture ACCAC / Everyone’s festival
- Outi Salonlahti, Culture for All
- David Kozma, Globe Art Point
12-1pm Lunch (self-financed)
1-2:30pm A Panel discussion moderated by Outi Salonlahti.
Participants: Beniamino Borghi (FI), Sally Davison (FI), Geddy Aniksdal (NO), Kirsi Mustalahti (FI)
2:30-3pm Coffee and mingling
Participants at the panel
- Beniamino Borghi, Independent choreographer
- Sally Davison, DanceAbility Teacher, Master Trainer, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Kaaos Company
- Geddy Aniksdal, Director and actor (website: Grenland Friteater)
- Kirsi Mustalahti, Founder of ACCAC Global
- Nikolai Klix, The secretary of Cultural Affairs, The Threshold Association
Outi Salonlahti is Accessibility Advisor and Project Coordinator at Culture for All. She has studied cultural management and cultural policy. She has also worked for small theatre companies and culture associations.
The TING-hall in the Nordic Culture Point is accessible. Unfortunately an induction loop cannot be used at the TING hall, because of the electromagnetic disturbance coming from outside sources. Assistant dogs are welcome.
The seminar is part of the Korea-Nordic Connection program. The program aims to create connections for cooperation between Nordic and Korean performing arts professionals.The theme in 2019 is accessibility. Collaboration partners are CircusInfo Finland and Dance Info Finland, Performing Arts Hub Norway, Swedish Arts Council, Danish Arts Foundation, and Korea Arts Management Service.