The seminar is part of the Korea-Nordic Connection program taking place in Helsinki; Nordisk kulturkontact (Kaisaniemenkatu 9, Helsinki) on August 20 between 10 am and 3 pm. The program aims to create connections for cooperation between Nordic and Korean performing arts professionals. The theme in 2019 is accessibility. Collaboration partners are CircusInfo Finland and Dance Info Finland, Performing Arts Hub Norway, Swedish Arts Council, Danish Arts Foundation, and Korea Arts Management Service.***
The Accessibility in Performing Arts is a seminar for all performing arts professionals interested in accessibility. The seminar introduces Finnish and Nordic projects and artists with special expertise in inclusion in art. In addition to case presentations, the second part of the seminar will be a moderated talk about, among other things, what inclusion in performing arts means in an international working environment and what are the future prospects for inclusion in performing arts.
Introduction to Finnish organisers focusing on
accessibility and inclusivity in arts:
Kirsi Mustalahti, Accessible Arts and Culture ACCAC
/ Everyone’s festival
Outi Salonlahti, Culture for All
Ceyda Berk Söderblom and Sepideh Rahaa, Globe
12-1pm Lunch (self-financed)
1-2:30pm A Panel discussion moderated by Outi Salonlahti.
Participants: Beniamino Borghi (FI), Sally Davison
(FI), Geddy Aniksdal (NO), Kirsi Mustalahti (FI) and
Nikolai Klix (FI)
2:30-3pm Coffee and mingling
Participants at the panel:
Beniamino Borghi, Independent choreographer
Sally Davison, DanceAbility Teacher, Master Trainer, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Kaaos Company http://danceabilityfinland.com/kaaos/
Geddy Aniksdal, Director and actor http://en.grenlandfriteater.com/
Kirsi Mustalahti, Founder of ACCAC Global https://kaikkienfestari.fi/en/home-en/
Nikolai Klix, Secretary for Culture Affairs
Outi Salonlahti is Accessibility Advisor and Project Coordinator at Culture for All. She has studied cultural management and cultural policy. She has also worked for small theatre companies and culture associations. http://www.kulttuuriakaikille.fi/en.php
The TING-hall in the Nordic Culture Point is accessible. Unfortunately an induction loop cannot be used at the TING hall, because of the electromagnetic disturbance coming from outside sources. Assistant dogs are welcome. https://www.nordiskkulturkontakt.org/en/nordic-library/
The seminar is open to everyone interested, so see you there.