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.
Please note that all our operations, including peer groups, are done according to the principles of safer spaces, which we are constantly reflecting on and reformulating with our collaborators.
Peer group for trans, non-binary & gender non-conforming artists and art workers
This peer group is for trans-, non-binary, gender-non-conforming, and other non-cis-gendered people working in the arts. The 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. In 2019 it was led by artist Ana Teo Ala-Ruona. In 2020 it will be hosted by artist Pihla Lehtinen.
Peer group for art and cultural workers dealing with Migri (Finnish Immigration Service)
This peer group is for art and cultural workers dealing 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 2019 it was led by artist Martina Miño Pérez. In 2020, the group is reformulating its aims and being guided by artist and curator Zahrah Ehsan.
2019 Peer group for art and cultural workers dealing with Migri (Finnish Immigration Service): Occupying margins / Occupying uncertainty: Conversations about how to work and live as an artist on unpredictable grounds
Peer group for Black & POC artists
This peer group is for Black and POC people working in the arts. 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 Black and POC perspectives. In 2020, the group is led by artist and curator Ramina Habibollah.