#METOO in the Culture sector: From call-outs to structural change
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.
Held as part of the SHIFT – Shared Initiatives for Training project, this online session will present the first results of our latest research on sexual harassment, bullying and power abuse in the European art field. 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 where the final SHIFT Gender and Power Relations research will be launched, and we will focus on the steps the culture sector can take together to combat sexual harassment and power abuse.
Speakers and Researchers
Marta Keil, Performing Arts Curator, Poland
Marie Le Sourd, On the Move, Belgium
Jasna Žmak, Assistant professor at the Dramaturgy department, Academy of Dramatic Art of the University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ian Manborde, Equity UK, UK
Ása Richardsdóttir, IETM, Belgium