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Is the Finnish art field diverse and equal? seminar 15.1.2019 at 16-18.30

Welcome to the seminar at the Finnish Parliament Annex Auditorium on Tuesday, January 15, 2016, from 16:00 to 18:30. Address: Arkadiankatu 3, Helsinki.

The Finnish Parliament’s Arkadia Culture Society organises a seminar in cooperation with Globe Art Point ry, Culture for All and the Cultural Policy Research Center Cupore on January 15th, 2019 at 16:00 to 18:30 with the aim of stimulating discussion about cultural services and the conditions for making art for foreign-born and disabled artists.

NOTE! Due to Parliament's security practices, it is necessary to pre-registration via this link.

There is room for improvement in equal opportunities for artists from different backgrounds, as well as for art and culture professionals to work in the Finnish art and cultural field. Linguistically and culturally diverse Cultural offerings would allow the participation of different audiences. Integration is often referred to from an economic point of view, and cultural participation is forgotten. Multicultural cultural centers help to maintain their own cultural heritage, but do they contribute to social integration.

The seminar is held in Finnish and English. The seminar will be simultaneously interpretated in English and Finnish sign language. The auditorium is accessible and has an induction loop, assistant dogs are welcome.


16.00 Opening words, Chairman of the Arkadia Culture Society, Member of Parliament Eeva-Johanna Eloranta (sd.)

16.10 What does equality mean in cultural institutions? Rita Paqvalen, Executive Director, Culture for All

16.25 Speeches and discussion: Artistic Director-Theater Director Noora Karjalainen, Visual Artist-Doctoral Student Sepideh Rahaa and MP Johanna Karimäki (Green Party)

17.20 Results from the Opening project, researcher Emmi Lahtinen, Cupore

17.35 Speeches and discussion: theater director, Globe Art Point Association chairman David Kozma and MP Aila Paloniemi (Centre)

18.30 Seminar ends

Hosted by the cultural producer Rose-Marie Kivijärvi.

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