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Interaktiver Workshop: Künstlerische Freiheit schützen – Allianzen bilden

Interaktiver Workshop: Künstlerische Freiheit schützen – Allianzen bilden

Protecting artistic freedom - forming alliances
In focus: Creating freedom together for women*, queer and trans* people in art & culture

Interactive workshop, with keynote speech by Fahim Amir
14. October 2020, 14:00 - 18:00, online (via ZOOM)

Unfortunately, the rush was so great that all places including waiting list places for the workshop have already been taken
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Facilitation Anna-Laura Schreilechner, trainer in the field of anti-discrimination and Klara Kostal, Austrian Commission for UNESCO

How free are art and culture? In times of Covid-19 and an upswing in populist tendencies in Austria and across Europe, and in the midst of a neoliberal economic system, the scope for art and culture is shifting. Precarious structures and marginalization are narrowing these spaces even further.
However, artistic freedom can only be secured if production, distribution and participation are possible, freed from pressure and influence - this also includes the social and economic security of artists and cultural workers.
Together with artists, cultural professionals and interested parties, a space for exchange is to be created in order to strengthen and expand alliances and develop strategies to strengthen artistic freedom. The discussions will revolve around key questions:
What forms of restrictions on artistic freedom do we currently encounter in Austria?
How can we make these visible and show solidarity with each other?
What joint countermeasures with a strong impact can we take?

Pulse lecture on unruly tactics
Art, power, freedom by Fahim Amir

In his keynote speech, philosopher Fahim Amir takes a critical look at the concept of freedom. Because: Whose freedom are we talking about anyway? Is the understanding of "artistic freedom" in the traditional sense an appointment of old white men? What could a new, feminist understanding look like?

Where Online (via ZOOM) A link will be sent to participants after registration together with a workbook.
If you are unable to attend after all, please let us know at so that we can pass on your place.

The workshop will be held in German. Should you need translation into English, ÖGS or other
Languages, please let us know when you register. We will do our best to find a possibility

We look forward to your participation, exchange and feedback!

It is also possible to take part in one of the follow-up dates of the workshop series:

  • Innsbruck: November 7, 2020, 10:30 - 14:30, in collaboration with TKI - Tiroler Kulturinitiativen & Tiroler Künstler*schaft
    in focus: Economic security as a guarantee for artistic freedom with keynote speeches by Yvonne Gimpel (IG Kultur Österreich), Barbara Hundegger (writer)
    Register at:
  • Klagenfurt: November 16, 2020, 14:00 - 18:00, in collaboration with IGKiKK
    in focus: Barriers in international cultural exchange with a keynote speech by Luise Grinschgl (International House of Authors Graz)
    Register at: or 0699/13167171