SHIFT Online Session on Gender & Power Relations

SHIFT Online Session on Gender & Power Relations – 6 October 2021

16:00-17:30 CEST - 15:00-16:30 GMT - 10:00-11:30 EST/EDT - 01:00-02:30 AEDT

No matter how atrocious and particular #MeToo cases are, they are never only related to an individual perpetrator. Sexual harassment and sexual abuse are a form of structural violence and are thus deeply entangled with the dominant gender, racial, economic and power structures.

In order to present the first results of our latest research on sexual harassment, bullying and power abuse in the European art field, we are inviting you to join an online session on Gender & Power Relations, held as part of the SHIFT – Shared Initiatives for Training project on 6 October 2021 at 16-17:30 CET on Zoom.

Our research is a contribution towards moving the dialogue away from singular cases towards structures, with the goal of inspiring cultural networks, art institutions and organisations to self-critically reflect on their own position towards sexual and power abuse and to re-define their work models, codes and structures. 

This online session will be followed by a participatory discussion at our IETM Lyon Plenary Meeting 2021 on 22 October 2021, where the final SHIFT Gender & Power Relations research will be launched and where we will focus on the steps the culture sector can take together to combat sexual harassment and power abuse.

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Speakers and Researchers

Marta Keil, Performing Arts Curator, Poland
Marie Le Sourd, On the Move, Belgium


Jasna Žmak, Academy of Dramatic Art, Zagreb
Ian Manborde, Equity UK, London


Ása Richardsdóttir, IETM, Belgium

This session will be recorded and captioned with AI technology.

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