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Do you want diversity in the arts and culture sector?
Apply to be a change maker!

Culture For All Service, Globe Art Point and the Center for Cultural Policy Research Cupore organize a


Apply by 20 March 2019!


Target Group

The course is aimed at cultural workers and artists of non-Finnish origin or background. It is open for professionals of all art and culture fields, both those working as freelancers and those working or employed within arts and culture institutions.

We are looking for people with a professional background in the arts and culture and a keen interest in diversity. Personal experience of diversity is beneficial. The course language is English; knowledge of the Finnish language can be useful but is not a requirement. Knowledge of other languages as well as experiences and/or an education from outside Finland is seen as an advantage.

We are dedicated to cultural diversity and equal participation. We encourage people of all genders and gender identities to send us their application independent of the applicant’s ethnic origin, religion, disability or age.

Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to offer tools for developing diversity in the arts and culture sector.

After the course, participants

  • are familiar with key concepts such as diversity, equality, accessibility, norm criticism, structural racism and inclusion,
  • have knowledge about the arts and culture sector in Finland as well as cultural policy,
  • have tools and techniques required in facilitating a process of change towards a more diverse arts and culture field,
  • have practical experience of working with diversity in an arts and culture institution.


Course Content

The course introduces participants to topics related to diversity, familiarizes with the arts and culture sector and cultural policy in Finland and offers an opportunity to work concretely with diversity in an institutional context. Participants are asked to actively contribute their own expertise and offer sparring to each other.

As part of the course participants will carry out an assignment in an arts and culture institution either individually or in the group.


Participation is limited to 10 people and it is free of charge. The course is held in Helsinki; the project covers travel and accommodation expenses for participants from outside the capital region.


The course takes place on the following dates. In addition, the participants need to reserve time outside theses hours to prepare and carry out their assignment.

11.4.2019, 16-19 (3 h)

16.5.2019, 10-17 (7 h)

19.8.2019, 11-18 (7 h)

16.9.2019, 11-18 (7 h)

14.10.2019, 11-18 (7 h)


Persons in Charge

Course coordinator: diversity trainer and theatre director Martina Marti, Culture For All Service

The course content is delivered by experts in the field of arts and culture, diversity, equality and organizational change.



Please send a motivation letter (max. length 1 A4), CV and a link to your website or digital portfolio or other examples of your work (for example as PDF) to martina.marti@cultureforall.fi by 20th March 2019. In your motivation letter please also say what kind of institution you would be interested to work with or whether you already work with a particular institution. Please write your application in English.



The Avaus project-team will select 10 participants. Applicants will be informed of the selection decision by 29th March 2019.



The Diversity Agent Course is part of the project Avaus (Opening) run by Culture For All Service in cooperation with Globe Art Point and the Center for Cultural Policy Research Cupore. The aim of the project is to support the equal participation of non-Finnish-born cultural workers and artists in the Finnish arts and culture sector. In the first phase of the Avaus project (2017-2019) the employment of non-Finnish-born cultural workers and artists was mapped through a research carried out by Cupore, through job shadowing observation carried out by the Culture For All Service and through the expertise of Globe Art Point’s members.


Further Information about the Course

Martina Marti, Culture For All Service, martina.marti@cultureforall.fi, 0400 997 203


Avaus Partners

Culture for All Servicewww.cultureforall.fi

Executive Director Rita Paqvalen, rita.paqvalen@cultureforall.fi

Diversity Educator Martina Marti, martina.marti@cultureforall.fi, +358 400 997203


Globe Art Point, www.globeartpoint.fi

Executive Director Tomi Purovaara, tomi.purovaara@globeartpoint.fi


Center for Cultural Policy Research Cupore, www.cupore.fi

Director Marjo Mäenpää, marjo.maenpaa@cupore.fi

Researcher Emmi Lahtinen, emmi.lahtinen@cupore.fi

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