Selvät Sävelet

Selvät sävelet – ohjeita kuraattoreille, gallerioille ja instituutioille työskentelyyn trans- ja muunsukupuolisten sekä muiden sukupuolivähemmistöihin kuuluvien taiteilijoiden kanssa

Selvät sävelet is free to download via this link (pdf on FCH website): selvat-savelet-online . However, we hope that art institutions using it would donate funds towards our work with underrepresented artists. We also offer training for organisations in relation to the publication, please see info below.

Account: Feminist Culture House ry, IBAN: FI0279977991951737, BIC: HOLVFIHH Reference: Donation Selvät Sävelet.

We are happy to provide donation invoices upon request: info@feministculturehouse.org 

If you’d like to receive a print copy of Selvät sävelet, please email us with the number of copies you wish to receive.

Costs of print version: For individuals, 10e + postage, organisations 20e + postage

SELVÄT SÄVELET TRAINING FOR ART ORGANISATIONS

We can assist individuals and organisations to start using Selvät Sävelet in their working practices. Training sessions can be conducted in Finnish and English. Underneath are some examples of training options with example prices. Final prices will be tailored for each institution’s needs and numbers of participants. If you’re an artist run / activist collective, please email us to discuss lower prices.

A Selvät Sävelet presentation by 2 members of FCH via your preferred digital platform, 2 hour // €600, includes: 

  • An introduction to the key points in Selvät Sävelet
  • 15 minutes of questions
  • A practical checklist of things you / your team can do to when working with trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming artists and arts workers

A Selvät Sävelet workshop by 2 members of FCH via your preferred digital platform, 3 hours // €950, includes: 

  • A preparatory worksheet for you / your team
  • A guided briefing about Selvät Sävelet
  • Discussing and workshopping the worksheet
  • Questions from participants
  • A detailed checklist of things you / your team can do to when working with trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming artists and arts workers
  • A follow up email checking in on your progress

A Selvät Sävelet consultation by 2 members of FCH via your preferred digital platform, 6 hours // 2 sessions // €1890, includes:

  • A targeted consultation about Selvät Sävelet that is based on your needs
  • A customised worksheet for you / your team
  • A detailed workshop about Selvät Sävelet, including discussions and exercises
  • An extensive checklist of things you / your team can do to when working with trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming artists and arts workers
  • A follow-up reflection session, tailored to respond to your needs
  • A customised email to check in on your progress

TIETOA JULKAISUSTA // INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLICATION:
ENGLISH BELOW!

Feminist Culture Housen ensimmäinen julkaisu on suomenkielinen käännös ohjeistuksesta sukupuolivähemmistöjen oikeudenmukaiseen kohteluun taiteen kentällä. Haluamme käännöksen myötä parantaa sukupuolivähemmistöjen työturvallisuutta ja tehdä sukupuolen moninaisuuden suomenkielistä sanastoa tutuksi kentän toimijoille.

Alkuperäisen ohjeistuksen “Clear Expectations – Guidelines For Institutions, Galleries And Curators Working With Trans, Non-Binary And Gender Diverse Artists (2019)” ovat kirjoittaneet taiteilijat Archie Barry ja Spence Messih. Suomenkielisestä käännöksestä vastaa Johanna Koskinen ja julkaisun toimituskuntaan kuuluu Feminist Culture Housen Orlan Ohtosen lisäksi Kid Kokko, Even Minn, Jara Pohjonen, Shady Stardust ja Taneli Viljanen. Graafisen ilmeen ovat tehneet Jara Pohjonen, Chih Tung Lin ja Savu E. Korteniemi.

20. marraskuuta järjestimme livestream-tapahtuman, jossa kuultiin ohjeistuksen  kirjoittajia, nähtiin lyhytelokuva Happy Birthday Marsha! ikonisesta transtaiteilijasta ja aktivistista Marsha P. Johnsonista ja pelattiin Horseboy95n vetämää bilebingoa.

Alkuperäinen englanninkielinen teksti sekä lisätietoa kirjoittajista löytyy englanninkielisestä osuudesta alta.

ENGLISH:

Our (FCH) first publication is a Finnish translation of guidelines for enhancing the working conditions of trans, non-binary and gender diverse artists. As the majority of arts institutions in Finland are currently working in Finnish, we want to make the language around gender diversity more known within the field.

The original guidelines, called  “Clear Expectations – Guidelines For Institutions, Galleries And Curators Working With Trans, Non-Binary And Gender Diverse Artists (2019)” are written by Archie Barry and Spence Messih. The translation team are as follows: translator Johanna Koskinen, editing Orlan Ohtonen (FCH), Kid Kokko, Even Minn, Jara Pohjonen, Shady Stardust and Taneli Viljanen, design Jara Pohjonen, Chih Tung Lin and Savu E. Korteniemi. 

On Nov 20 we organised a live stream event from Loukko in Helsinki, including a video message from the authors, a short film by Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel about the iconic trans artist and activist Marsha P. Johnson called Happy Birthday Marsha! and party bingo by Horseboy95.

Archie Barry is a multidisciplinary artist working in Birraranga/Naarm (Melbourne, Australia). Their practice takes form as an autobiographical, somatic and process-led exploration of personhood, gender and mortality. They have exhibited and performed at The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; Melbourne, The Museum of Contemporary Art; Sydney, Contemporary Art Tasmania; Artspace, Sydney; Buxton Contemporary; Melbourne and ALASKA Projects; Sydney, amongst other spaces. Barry completed a Masters of Contemporary Art at Victorian College of the Arts where they are currently a sessional lecturer.

Spence Messih is an artist living and working on Gadigal land (Sydney, Australia). Their practice speaks to sites of pressure, power structures, materiality and language and more specifically about these things in relation to their own trans experience. Their work has been exhibited at Auto Italia, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Artspace, Sydney; ALASKA Projects; and Firstdraft Gallery; among others. They have undertaken artist residency programs with Bundanon Trust; Wildfjords, West Fjords, Iceland; and at NES, Skagaströnd, Iceland. They are a current PhD candidate at The University of NSW Art and Design.

You can find the English version of the guidelines via the following link that takes you to a PDF on Countess website: Clear Expectations – Guidelines For Institutions, Galleries And Curators Working With Trans, Non-Binary And Gender Diverse Artists, 2019  

Poster for Happy Birthday Marsha! Directed by Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel, Frameline, photo by Nathan Fitch, 2017

Image of Horseboy95, photo by Aleksi Kolmonen

Horseboy95 on turkulainen bingokuningatar ja wannabe go go-poika. Häntä inspiroi humppa ja crocsit. Siviilissä Horseboy on duunari, juntti ja sienestäjä. Esiintyessään hän esittelee mielellään paljasta takamustaan ja kiroilee.

Horseboy95 started his bingo career in Turku after he found out he likes to play with small balls. Now for the first time you can watch him play with them from the comfort of your own home.