Mothers, Parents & Guardians in Arts’ Circle

Sat Apr 06 2024 at 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

Globe Art Point. | Helsinki

Globe Art Point.
Publisher/HostGlobe Art Point.
Mothers, Parents & Guardians in Arts\u2019 Circle
Are you an art worker and also a mother, father, parent or guardian?
We would like you to join us for a morning of sharing, connection and support.
??‍♀️ ??‍♂️Come on Saturday, April 6th, at Globe Art Point (Malminkatu 5 (00100, Helsinki) for our first session, “We-The Jugglers,” where we will introduce ourselves and start connecting and creating a collective dialogue on Mothers, Parents, and guardians ??‍??‍??‍?? in the Arts over shared food and hot drinks.
The “Mothers, Parents & Guardians in Arts’ Circle” sessions are held the first Saturday of each month and aim to function as a supportive platform for those artists ? and art workers ? who are mothers, fathers, parents, raising children (who might not identify with the term mother/father) or who act as guardians.
Based on reciprocity and peer learning ? (reading, listening, talking, sharing), the circle invites anyone in the art and culture field to join a ? conversation on the multifaceted role of parents and guardians in the field, our different experiences, challenges and tools to balance the demands of family and creative work.
We aim for a platform of understanding and solidarity ?. We want to advocate for an art field that would be more sensitive to the needs of artist parents/guardians and, therefore, able to respond to better accommodate them. To do that, we operate with principles of inclusion and ☔ safer space guidelines that we will all review and agree on at the beginning of the sessions.
How can we envision a more inclusive field for us and those who will come after?
We all have valuable knowledge to share. Join the dialogue and shared food to discuss our experiences, generate ? awareness of each other's situations, connect, celebrate ourselves, and develop a better understanding ? of particular challenges we face in the field that we could work together to transform.
We will also explore how other preexisting conditions, such as structural inequalities (e.g. racism, cis-sexism, and ableism) and privileges, affect our practice and, ultimately, our well-being ❤️‍?.
ℹ️ Useful information:
- ? The circle sessions happen on the first Saturday of the month (10:00-13:00) during April, May, June, August, September, October, and November.
- ? The circle sessions are dialogue-based, for which we will use the English language, which is not our mother tongue. ? We will actively try to understand each other regardless of any language barrier.
- Each dialogue happens over a potluck. ? A potluck means people bring food or snacks to share with the rest. We will offer you hot drinks (coffee & tea). ☕
- ? We kindly ask you to enroll to help us plan for the right group size and accommodate everyone.
- You can participate in the platform one or many times. We encourage everyone to explore with us what kind of support structures ?️ are possible.
- We will focus on different themes for each session ?, so the structure (possible presentations, exercises, materials) will vary. We will announce the topics in advance.
- If you are planning to come with your children ??, note that, at the moment, we don’t have a childcare service ?? or a separate space for minors while we are in the circle. We welcome ideas on how to deal with this situation.
? Facilitators:
Kemê Pellicer (artist, educator/culture worker, mother) and Maria Villa Largacha (educator, curator, researcher) will facilitate the sessions. They have been members/developers of the M-OTHERS Working Group with Lotta Esko since 2023. The group works on the role of caregivers using varied methodologies and through intersectional discussion and collaboration spaces.
⚠️ Globe Art Point accessibility:
“When searching for the route online, please search by the name “Globe Art Point,” not the address, because Google Maps will show you a misleading location. Turn right when you enter Malminkatu from the Runeberginkatu/Kamppi metro station. G.A.P. is located in a pink building next to the Kamppi Family Centre.
The nearest Kamppi metro station exit has been temporarily closed. Please take that into account when planning your journey. The facilities are accessible on the street, and ?‍? assistant dogs are welcome. However, the bathroom is not wheelchair-friendly ?.
? Funding:
As of today, the platform has not been awarded any grants or economic aid, so we are self-dependent. Globe Art Point donates the space and hot drinks for the sessions.
Questions ❓:
You can reach out to Kemê >>> keme (at) <<

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Globe Art Point., Korjausompelu, Malminkatu, FI-00100 Helsinki, Suomi,Helsinki, Finland

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