Seminar on Art, Culture and a Diverse Finland

Thursday 14.10.2021 at 9.30 –  16.00

Ministry of Education and Culture

Seminar on Art, Culture and a Diverse Finland

The Ministry of Education and Culture is organising a joint seminar with the Arts Promotion Centre Finland on 14 October 2021. The seminar’s programme is based on the final report of the Working Group for Cultural Policy, Immigrants and Promotion of Cultural Diversity and the follow-up work to the report.

Time: 14 October 2021 from 9.30. to 16.00

Place: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, seminar hall, 1st. floor, Hakaniemenranta 6, Helsinki / online

Implementation: Hybrid event. The morning programme is simultaneously interpreted in English and Finnish. We follow the authorities’ current policy concerning Covid-19 restrictions.

Registration: open until 30 September 2021 (https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/438F15555F6E93CBNote: Due to Covid-19 restrictions number of attendees at the seminar venue is limited. After reaching the maximum intake capacity attendance is possible only online.

 

The Ministry of Education and Culture is organising a joint seminar with the Arts Promotion Centre Finland on 14 October 2021. The seminar’s programme is based on the final report of the Working Group for Cultural Policy, Immigrants and Promotion of Cultural Diversity and the follow-up work to the report. The goal of the seminar is to offer a forum of discussion for those working at the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and cultural institutions and as independent operators in different fields of arts and culture for the exchange of views on the necessary follow-up procedures. Additionally, the seminar offers an opportunity to test the equality promoting dialogue tool of the project Culturally sustainable Finland and to discuss on cultural diversity in the preparation of the Government's cultural heritage strategy.


Programme:

9.30-10.00      Registration and coffee/tea & a sandwich

10.00-12.30     Morning programme:

  • Opening remarks, Riitta Kaivosoja, Director General, Department for Cultural and Art Policy, Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Art, Culture and a Diverse Finland – presentation of the final report and a vision of the future, Chair of the working group Pasi Saukkonen, Senior Researcher, Helsinki City Executive Office

Comment Paula Tuovinen, Director, Arts Promotion Center Finland
Comment Ceyda Berk-Söderblom, Founder & Artistic Director of MiklagardArts
Discussion

  • Discussion: How is cultural diversity presented and what is currently taking place in the field of arts and culture?

Elina Anttila, Director General, National Museum of Finland
Ruby Gupte, Chair, Globe Art Point
Reetta Hautamäki, Head of Communications, Finnish Film Foundation
David Kozma, Theater Director and Actor, New Theatre Helsinki
Aleksi Malmberg, General Manager, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Arlene Tucker, Diversity Educator, Culture for All Service

12.30-14.00    Buffet lunch

14.00-15.30    Parallel workshops. Each workshop will be divided into small groups. Participation either at the seminar venue or online. (Note: the number of attendees is limited).

  1. Culturally sustainable Finland – presenting and developing the dialogue tool

The workshop will present a dialogue tool that supports cultural diversity and sustainable development. The tool provides your organisation with practical support for reforming work community practices and observing cultural diversity and equality, both in training events and in developing the working life. During the workshop we can together test, for example, how we succeed in making our organisation a welcoming community for colleagues from different cultural backgrounds.

  1. Our own and our common cultural heritage – background discussion for a strategy on cultural heritage

Everyone has the right to their own cultural heritage and everyone’s cultural heritage is equally valuable. Cultural heritage increases understanding of oneself, other people and the world. The workshop will discuss how cultural heritage can be used to create and support cohesion between people. We will also discuss how the diversity of cultural heritage should be taken into account and the opportunities it offers to society. The results of the discussion will be utilised in the preparation of the Government's cultural heritage strategy.

15.30-16.00     Afternoon coffee and networking

Welcome!

Information:

Maija Lummepuro, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Education and Culture
+358 295 330 198, [email protected]

Maija Kantola, Regional Artist, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
+358 295 330 825, [email protected]

Lilli Kantti, Administrative Assistant, Ministry of Education and Culture
+358 295 533 0175, [email protected]