I am very happy to announce that Anastasia Artemeva and I have been awarded to be a part of Diversity Agent Course. We will be working with Vankila Museo (Prison Museum) in Hämeenlinna, Finland to help guide them on how to keep inclusivity and diversity in the forefront of their museum developments. From our experiences with building Prison Outside and Free Translation and being migrant artists, we hope to offer them a critical eye on how to raise discussions around social justice through participatory arts.
"In 2019, Culture for All Service, Globe Art Point and the Center for Cultural Policy Research Cupore organize a Diversity Agent Course for cultural workers and artists of non-Finnish origin or background. The course is part of the project Avaus and supported by the National Agency for Education.
The aim of the course is to offer tools for developing diversity in the arts and culture sector. 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."
To read more about the project, please click here. Training material can be downloaded here. You, too can promote diversity within the arts and cultural field.
Special thanks to Martina Marti for her constant support, guidance, and encouragement!
Arlene Tucker is an artist, diversity agent, and educator currently based in Joutsa, Finland.