Major Helsinki art institutions have come together to build strategies for ensuring diversity, anti-racism, gender equality, sustainability and labor rights in their practices.
Through this joint effort the participating institutions share knowledge, tighten their networks and commit to building long term road maps for equality, decolonization and sustainability in their organizational practices.
Participating institutions Baltic Circle International Theatre Festival, EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Goethe-Institut Finnland, Helsinki International Artist Programme HIAP, Helsinki Art Museum HAM, IHME Contemporary Art Festival, Kone Foundation, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art / National Gallery, Upeart and PUBLICS have published their strategies jointly on the project’s website artforequality.fi.
Gallery Huuto, Helsinki Festival, Photographic Artists’ Association / Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Dance House Helsinki, Cupore and Zodiak – Center for New Dance will publish their strategies on a later date.
With a backdrop of deepening inequality and the rise of nationalism in the political landscape, art institutions worldwide are now pressured to embody and defend the values they speak for in their programming.
Frame Finland’s strategy (in Finnish for the time being)