#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#124: Do less, do it better.|#4: Pay what you can.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#5: Kunsthal Gent is a city where different identities collide in an ongoing exhibition without end date. New exhibitions are always a new layer in this ongoing story.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#61: No all male install teams.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#36: We support production separately.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#124: Do less, do it better.|#4: Pay what you can.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#5: Kunsthal Gent is a city where different identities collide in an ongoing exhibition without end date. New exhibitions are always a new layer in this ongoing story.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#61: No all male install teams.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#36: We support production separately.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|
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16.11.2021 19:00

Physical open meeting

Pay what you can

Open Meeting:
Engagement Gent

ENGAGEMENT GHENT

# PHYSICAL Open Meeting GHENT
Tuesday 16 November 19.00 - 21.00

At Kunsthal Gent, Lange Steenstraat 14, 9000 Gent

Engagement Gent hosts another meeting to discuss, share and document sexism, racism, (sexual) harassment and power abuse within the arts field in Gent.

To join the meeting, please sign up by sending an email to contact@engagementarts.be. To assure a space of trust, we ask you to arrive on time. Thank you for your understanding.

We want to be careful and to make everyone feel safe. Therefore we will limit the amount of people and we kindly ask you not to join if you have any covid-symptoms. Always welcome in the online meeting!

ENGAGEMENT

ENGAGEMENT is an artist-led movement tackling sexual harassment, sexism and abuse of power in the Belgian arts field.

The movement was formed in the wake of #MeToo (2017) after countless instances of sexual harassment came to light in the Belgian dance community. Since then, ENGAGEMENT has transformed into an organised platform active across all artistic disciplines, doing work in the professional as well as the educational sphere.

As a low-threshold, peer-to-peer initiative, ENGAGEMENT offers support to individuals and communities facing transgressive behaviour, discrimination and/or unfair practices in the arts. We are continuously in conversation with organisations wanting to create safer and more inclusive working environments.

ENGAGEMENT has also taken an active role in the initiative against harassment launched by the Flemish Department of Culture, Youth and Media in 2018.

In our work, we approach sexual harassment and gender-based violence through the lens of intersectional feminism. ENGAGEMENT stands in solidarity with everyone fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

FOR ALL ENGAGEMENT EVENTS, CHECK OUT THE FB-PAGE and ONLINE AGENDA

You can sign the statement here.

ENGAGEMENT