Action plan to counteract a segregated art field
The project aims at formulating a new national action plan for a more fair art field. The project wants to generate knowledge and explore artistic action spaces by making (art) politics with the use of bureaucracy as a tool.
The project “Action plan to counteract a segregated art field” is run and initiated by Art Lab Gnesta and Konstfrämjandet, People’s Movements for Art Promotion. Together with invited colleges we aim to formulate a new national action plan for a more fair art field. Throughout this process the project wants to generate knowledge about cultural policy and explore artistic action spaces by making art politics with the use of bureaucracy as a tool. The action plan will be printed and published with additional texts and further be taken to a political level with the aim to achieve political change. In order to create social justice and counteract a segregated art field.
The project is based on a draft written by Macarena Dusant on behalf of Art Lab Gnesta during the spring of 2017. This draft is available in its entirety in the eighth issue of our magazine Fält.
Action plan to counteract a segregated art field consists of four parts:
- Mapping and contact with actors affected by the action plan.
- A three-day conference at Art Lab Gnesta where colleges from all over the country work together to produce a new action plan.
- Tour to all of sweden’s art colleges where the action plan is presented and local politicians and service people are invited to the discussion.
- Release and distribution of the printed publication.
Project managers are Sebastian Dahlqvist, Macarena Dusant and Ulrika Flink. The project is funded by Kulturbryggan.
The visual identity of the project is created by the graphic designer Nathalie Ruejas. Nathalie is an illustrator and graphic designer. She runs Estudio Lucha where she mainly works to broaden the context outside of the academic art world with easily accessible visual formats. In her work she explores topics such as racism, ableism, interpersonal and gender identity.