Feminist Culture House returns to G.A.P to facilitate another grant writing workshop this autumn! The workshop will be held on 14th of October from 1 pm to 3pm at G.A.P.

During the two-hour-long workshop, we will discuss grant applications, including work plans, respectful budgeting, working conditions, and valuing labour within your grant applications. We’ll also have a look at examples of successful applications (focus: contemporary art, exhibitions, projects, events).

  • Bring along a burning question related to your application’s working plan or budget

The event is free of charge, but it requires pre-registration.

The maximum number of participants: 10 people.

Priority to non-Finnish born artists and culture workers residing in Finland.

Place: Malminkatu 5, map

Please note: Our facilities are accessible on the street level, assistant dogs are welcome but there is no accessible toilet in the space office.

Date and time: 14th October, from 1 pm to 3 pm

Language: English

Registration deadline: 9th October 2020, noon 12.00 pm

Please note: In order to enhance the community building this event is not going to be streamed live!

Register for the workshop with this registration form.

COVID-19: G.A.P will be closed to the general public; please stay home if you are not well, and keep a safe distance in the space. G.A.P will provide gloves for touching shared materials, disposable masks, and hand sanitiser. We will begin the session by discussing how to conduct and situate ourselves in the space, so everyone feels comfortable. If COVID regulations in Helsinki change, we will meet online.

*Feminist Culture House (FCH) is an intersectional feminist organisation based in Helsinki, Finland, working with and for underrepresented artists and arts workers. Its co-founders are Katie Lenanton, Neicia Marsh, Orlan Ohtonen, and Selina Väliheikki. They want to see an art field that is more representative of—and accountable to—its constituents, and that functions in ways that are safer, fairer, and more comfortable for all kinds of bodies, identities, and agencies.

The main goal of FCH is to function as a supportive structure for those who are practicing in the Finnish art field, but due to—for example—structural racism and cis-sexism, have to work harder to be recognised. FCH aims to create a caring and inclusive feminist working community that is based on sharing, togetherness, celebrating, and supporting one’s peers. 

FCH operates with the kind support of Kone Foundation: 6-month kick start  funding in 2019, and organisational funding from 2020-21.

The office which is located in Malminkatu 5, Kamppi, Helsinki. Our facilities are accessible on the street level, assistant dogs are welcome, there is no accessible toilet in the office space.

No one should make assumptions of or question someone’s background, gender or experiences.

Every person inside the facilities must be treated equally and respectfully. Discrimination and any kind of harassment, sexual or otherwise, are strictly forbidden. This includes language. It also condemned the use of discriminatory, subordinating, repressive or offensive terminology (different slurs and invectives), not even in examples or to describe something.

By using the G.A.P.’s facilities you commit yourself to be responsible for your behaviour and to follow these rules. The workers, members and facilitators of events inside G.A.P. are responsible for securing that every participant and guest are aware of them.

In conflict situations, the organiser of events as the team of G.A.P. has the right to intervene. If you witnessed or experienced any harassment inside G.A.P., please inform immediately to the team or to the event facilitator.

What is discrimination?

A simple definition of discrimination is that a person is treated unfavourably, or someone’s character is defamed in a way that is connected to at least one of the following grounds:

transgender identity or non-normative gender expression
cultural or ethnic background
religion or other conviction
functional ability
sexual orientation

Discrimination can be direct or indirect. Inadequate accessibility, harassment (sexual or otherwise) and instigation of discriminatory practices are also types of discrimination.

What is harassment/sexual harassment?

Everyone has the right not to be sexually harassed while they’re working, regardless of whether the harasser is a facilitator, employer, colleague, guest or another content producer. Harassment is an action that offends a person’s honour and is tied to one or more of the grounds of discrimination mentioned above.

Harassment can be holding someone up to ridicule, or demeaning generalisations that are connected to grounds of discrimination. Harassment can also by nature be sexual. In addition to comments and words, this can include unwanted touching, meaningful glances, groping, jokes, suggestions and sexual images. It can include sexually-toned language. It can also include unwanted compliments, invitations or innuendos. Sexual harassment differs from normal flirting in that the former is unwanted. The target of harassment determines whether or not the behaviour is offensive and defamatory.

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