Feminist Culture House’s peer groups arose in response to the feedback and needs of those in our artist networks. We usually collaborate, commission, and work together with members of these groups.
The groups used to come together at least three times a year to share and develop tools of resilience and resistance, through the lens of their members’ artistic practices and lived experiences. They were hosted by an artist and group member, who was paid to research, prepare, and host a certain number of sessions, before passing on the hosting responsibility to another member of the group.
***NB! Since we don’t have funding to host peer group meetings and commission artist-hosts, the groups are mostly dormant at the moment. If you wish to join the peer group for non-EU artists, we stay in touch via our Discord community. Please send an email to email@example.com to receive a link to join.***
Below you can find more information about each group and their previous cycles and artists hosts:
Peer group for racially underrepresented artists
This peer group is for racially underrepresented artists and arts workers. The group is organised due to a recognised need for safer spaces for supporting one another; for exchanging views and experiences; and for sharing discussions around art from various perspectives.
Peer group for trans artists and art workers
This group is organised due to a recognised need for safer and non-cis-centered spaces for supporting each other; for sharing discussions around the struggles we face in the Finnish art field; and for finding ways to collectively affect these issues.
Peer group for non-EU artists and arts workers dealing with Migri
This peer group is for non-EU diasporic people who are forced to deal with Migri (Finnish Immigration Service). The need for this group sprung out of frustration and tiredness when being faced with a system that is based on dehumanising language, mechanisms of control, and constant check-ups.
In 2021, the group wants to create networks of care, gather practical advice for dealing with Migri, and use art-making as a way to channel their lived experiences.