CTM project #shares: 2023 Reflection Workshop

What is CTM project?

Cultural Transformation Movement (CTM) project is a context-based process to diversify artistic production and its destination starting from within the organisation. It is led by Trans Europe Halles with four of TEH members, Brunnenpassage from Austria, VIERNULVIER from Belgium, Zo centro culture contemporanee from Italy, IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives from Ukraine. With the Cultural Transformation Movement project, we are taking real steps, making genuine commitments and openly sharing experiences with the other TEH members about how to make social justice a priority in arts, culture and creative industries. Funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the Cultural Transformation Movement project is designed for four years (2023-2027) and aims to transform the participating cultural organisations, so they include and reflect the full range of backgrounds and perspectives to be found in European society today.

What is Reflection Workshop?

Collective Reflection Workshop is an essential part of CTM project. Taking place twice a year: during TEH Annual Conference and TEH Camp Meeting, Reflection Workshop is facilitated by Laura Camacho Salgado, CTM project Main Artistic Facilitator, and aims to provide a platform for CTM artists/agents-of-change (called #AoCs) from participating centers-of-change (called #CoCs) to meet together, reflect on their experiences with the local context and share their impressions, notes and major findings from the encounters with the local communities of the participating #CoCs in Italy, Belgium, Austria and Ukraine.

Reflection Workshop is a chance for #AoCs to learn from each other and develop collective approaches to proactively engage with the local context throughout the cultural transformation process towards social justice & across borders.

What was the Reflection Workshop held at 2023 TEH Camp Meeting 96 'Reboot' about?

Through a polyphonic exploration guided by Laura Camacho Salgado, the participants of this collective reflection workshop were able to diagnose the current transnational status quo, highlighting barriers that have marginalized underrepresented voices and bodies.

From artistic practices to governance, policymaking, and transcultural competence, the participants explored some of the elements contributing to a more equitable and inclusive cultural sphere.

Based on the collective sharing and listening practices, each participant was able to share insights on their local context. Together it was then possible to to build a collaborative map of global experiences and practices that the cultural sector needs to unlearn.

Interested in the topic of diversity and social justice in arts and culture? Willing to explore various methodologies about how to approach social justice and diversity? Curious to read more about what was discussed during 2023 Collective Reflection Workshop of Cultural Transformation Movement (CTM) project?