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Power and Change: Inclusive Leadership is a seminar addressing cultural workers and art institutions, and it focuses on institutional structures and leadership from a norm critical perspective. In the seminar we discuss how diversity can be taken into account in recruitment, curating and strategical work. How to build and lead inclusive art institutions in today's multilingual and culturally diverse societies?

The seminar will be held on Monday 14th May at 12–16 in the Seminary Room at Kiasma. The seminar is free of charge. The day will inlcude several lectures and discussions by Finnish and international arts professionals. The language of the seminar is English.

The seminar is part of the event #StopHatredNow which is produced by several art institutions and intercultural organization. The seminar is organized by two projects: Opening. Becoming an agent in the field of arts and culture in Finland and Helsinki Art Institutions for Equality in cooperation with the #StopHatredNow team. The Opening-project supports the equal participation of non-Finnish-born artists and cultural workers in the Finnish arts and culture sector. The project Helsinki Art Institutions for Equality has challenged actors in the Helsinki art scene to come up with strategies for social justice within their structures and activities.

For further information about the program of the whole event, click here.

Registration is now closed and the seminar is full. You can follow the event online via Facebook streaming.

For further information: Martina Marti, martina.marti@cultureforall.fi, 0400 997 203

The museum is accessible. The Seminar Room has an induction loop and an amplifier available if necessary. More information on Kiasma’s accessibility can be found here.



14th May 2018, 12–16, Kiasma Seminar Room

11:30–12:00 Registration and Coffee

12:00–12:30 Welcome words and presentation of the projects Opening. Becoming an agent in the field of arts and culture in Finland and Helsinki Art Institutions for Equality (in English)

12:30–14:00 Power, strategies and structures (in English)

Eeva Jäppinen: Espoo City Library as a multicultural working community

Ceyda Berk-Söderblom: Deconstruction of power: Controlled chaos for change

Panel discussion with director general Elina Anttila (National Museum of Finland), cultural manager, producer and curator Ceyda Berk-Söderblom, district manager of library services Eeva Jäppinen (Espoo City Library) and managing director Tomi Purovaara (Globe Art Point), moderated by Tellervo Kalleinen


14:30–16:00 Power, programming and curating (in English)

Jackie Shin: Creating an inclusive society by valuing the diversity

Isabel Hölzl: Questions as a strategy

Panel discussion with director Isabel Hölzl (Goethe-Institut Finnland), director Katariina Kummala (Kuopio Symphony Orchestra), director Mika Myllyaho (Finnish National Theatre) and conductor Jackie Shin, moderated by Martina Marti.


#StopHatredNow is an event offering information and tools with regard to diversity. The topic of the 2018 event is Power and Change. #StopHatredNow continues 15th – 17th May in Lavaklubi. The rest of the days is open to all. The event is produced in cooperation with Aalto University’s Department of Arts, ArtsEqual, Ateneum, Center for Cultural Policy Research Cupore, Cultural Centre Caisa, Culture For All Service, Globe Art Point, Goethe-Institut, Interkult, Kiasma, Lavaklubi/Finnish National Theatre, Ruskeat Tytöt, UrbanApa and Zodiak – Center for New Dance.

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