Equity Support Program

How to implement intersectional feminism, equity, and social justice in art and cultural institutions and organisations?

From knowledge to action

With the equity support programme, we provide a wide selection of services on how to implement intersectional feminism and equity in your work and practice as an art or cultural institution or organization. Our focus is on social justice, accessibility, accountability and action although none of these are outside or exclude e.g. ecological justice, accountability and action. On the contrary, all of these elements are key in integrating and adjusting to our environments and the complex crises surrounding us.

Our services emphasize implementation and the question of how to bring our knowledge about intersectional feminism, equity and social justice into practice in institutions and organizations and cultivate actual structural change in the field of art and culture. Our work does not cover, substitute or override diversity training, inclusivity training or anti-racism training and workshops provided by experts and experts by experience that we too regard as mandatory for all organizations and institutions approaching us and our services. Nor does our work cover, substitute or override accessibility mappings or planning provided by experts and experts by experience that we too regard as mandatory for all organizations and institutions approaching us and our services. All of these are essential and much needed parts of a larger whole, and our services work along each other and not in competition.

Services

Please note: we recommend that the institution has had one or more diversity trainings already before working with the implementation.

We provide a wide range of services listed below. Each service can be implemented in four different options:

  1. Help us get started
  2. Check up on us from time to time
  3. Lead us all the way
  4. We need an update

All of the options vary in duration, depth and scope: options with one module of three hours are basic introductory or updating workshops and options with more than one module are more detailed and comprehensive training. The difference between the Check up on us from time to time option and the Lead us all the way option is that the former includes independent work in between sessions and the latter provides facilitation for all the necessary sessions.

Each option includes 1 hour long preparational meeting to assess the specific needs of the institution or organization, independent evaluation and planning time of two trainers or workshop hosts, implementation of the training or workshop itself, the training or workshop materials and softwares, a summary or a documentation of the training or workshop and 1 hour long feedback session. Video recording of the workshop or training is negotiated and priced separately prior to the workshop or training and must meet accessibility requirements when published.

We will be updating our services in the coming months while we develop the equity support programme and equity measurement system.

Fees

We provide you with an intersectional team of experts in the field of art and culture, who are all experts by experience in one or more marginalized identities. Work in relation to intersectional feminism, equity and social justice with institutions and organization is hard and draining work, and at times not safe for our workshop hosts and trainers when discussing discrimination and oppression that they face in their daily lives. We price our work accordingly to compensate our workers for their irreplaceable knowledge and expertise as well as the emotional labor and emotional filtering that come as side products of this work. Approximately 20 % percent of the fees goes to sustaining our operation and administrative costs.

Core Team & Contact Info

Orlan Ohtonen
Paola Jalili
Jemina Lindholm
Kaura Raudaskoski

Contact us and we’ll discuss: equity@feministculturehouse.org

Service list

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Flags by Edith Hammar and Minjee Hwang Kim. What’s the use of Intersectionality? at Stoa Culture Center, 2021. Image by Ikko Alaska, courtesy of Feminist Culture House

Feminist Values, Integrity & Action

This workshop or training includes carefully facilitated value discussions and institutional self-reflection, value selection and definition process as well as a tailored path with key emphasis elements for becoming a more just institution. Language options: English, Finnish

Option 1: Workshop – Help us get started (2 h + 3 h), 1500,00 €

Option 2: Training – Check up on us from time to time (2 h + 3 h x 3), 4500,00 €

Option 3: Training – Lead us all the way (2 h + 3 h x 5), 7500,00 €

Option 4: Workshop – We need an update (2 h + 3 h), 1500,00 €

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Flags by Gladys Camilo and Vishnu Vardhani. What’s the use of intersectionality? 2021. Image by Ikko Alaska, courtesy of Feminist Culture House

Feminist Safer Space Guidelines

This workshop or training includes a carefully facilitated process for collectively creating and implementing safer space guidelines for your institution. Language options: English, Finnish

Option 1: Workshop – Help us get started (2 h + 3 h), 1500,00 €

Option 2: Training – Check up on us from time to time (2 h + 3 h x 3), 4500,00 €

Option 3: Training – Lead us all the way (2 h + 3 h x 5), 7500,00 €

Option 4: Workshop – We need an update (2 h + 3 h), 1500,00 €

Gender diversity in art institutions

This workshop or training includes guidelines for art institutions on working with gender minorities. It is based on FCH’s publication Selvät Sävelet, which is a Finnish translation of a set of guidelines written by Archie Barry and Spence Messih. More info on FCH’s website about Selvät Sävelet here Language options: English, Finnish

Option 1: Presentation and Q & A – Help us get started (3 h), 1200,00 €

Option 2: Training – Check up on us from time to time (2 h + 3 h x 3), 4500,00 €

Option 3: Training – Lead us all the way (2 h + 3 h x 5), 7500,00 €