Reclaiming boundaries

RECLAIMING BOUNDARIES: Dialogue on harassment and inappropriate behaviour in the Finnish arts & culture field 

Trade Union for Art and Culture Professionals (TAKU), in collaboration with Globe Art Point ry organises an online dialogue on work-related harassment and inappropriate behaviour in the Finnish arts and cultural sector. The event will provide information on how to identify maltreatment, what to do if one experiences or witnesses it in their work environment, and who to turn to for support. 

The dialogue is related to the recently published survey of Meri Jaakola, a Master’s student in Arts Management at the University of the Arts Helsinki (Sibelius Academy), who is currently conducting their thesis research on the topic. TAKU has commissioned Meri to develop this work, as the data from their thesis will be used for a guide on inappropriate behaviour that the union is planning to publish later this year.

Through conversations with two guest experts, the event will facilitate thought exchanges about the challenges of addressing misconducts and the precarity of the arts and cultural sector in this context. Participants may submit questions or comments for the discussion already in the registration form, or can share them live at the event through the chat box of Zoom. The identities of participants are handled with discretion, therefore all questions and comments will be presented anonymously. 

The objective of this dialogue is to serve as a platform for discourse on misconducts and maltreatments experienced by the professional community of the arts and culture field. However, the event cannot facilitate personal advising on legal matters or mental health. All participants will receive a PDF leaflet with relevant information and contact details at the end of the event that is aimed to support individual guidance. 

When and where: 17.3.21, Online on Zoom, 14:30 – 16:00

Language of the event is English

Scheduled program:

14.30-14.50 Introducing the organisers & Meri Jaakola’s research

14.50-15.10 Introduction and statements from the guest speakers Sari Karttunen, the second speaker is to be confirmed

15.10-16.00 Panel discussion / Q&A

Read more: www.globeartpoint.fi

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