Feminist Culture House’s peer groups arose in response to the feedback and needs of those in our artist networks. The groups 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 are hosted by an artist and group member, who is paid to research, prepare, and host a certain number of sessions, before passing on the hosting responsibility to another member of the group.
If you’re interested to join an existing group or would like to discuss the need for a new one—or if you wish to share resources or ideas in relation to them—please mail us.
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.
Follow this link to learn more about the 2021 Peer Group.
This link takes you to the website of the 2021 host, independent publisher, artist, and cultural worker Paola Jalili.