The formats

There will be different formats with different focal points within the framework of the festival. These formats will be implemented in collaboration with various partners.

Format 1: Basel funding structures

This format will be offered again in response to audience demand from 2021. Together with Wildwuchs, the Christoph Merian Foundation is designing a webinar for the exchange of knowledge among cultural funding agencies on the topic of access to culture – this deals with artists with disabilities and all those who, for various reasons, find it difficult to participate in cultural life. This involves offering specific guidance on action measures in terms of cultural participation. In this in-depth section, IntegrART links positions that inform what structures funding bodies can implement to better represent artists with disabilities.

Format 2: Audism, Power & Privilege in the Art and Cultural Sector, Berne and Lugano                                                                    Audism – discrimination directed against deaf people. The Swiss cultural sector has very few offerings in sign language. Those who translate plays and concerts or panels into sign language are considered role models. But how good is it really, and are the efforts enough? Would equality for deaf people not mean that many more deaf and hearing-impaired people work in the cultural sector as a matter of course?

This can succeed only if hearing arts and culture professionals also use sign language. Can Visual Vernacular build a bridge and be integrated as an Aesthetics of Access into the Performing Arts, of which dance is a part – how can we do that?

Guests:                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dana Cermane, Deaf Activist, Germany                                                                                                                                                 26.5. Wabern, BewegGrund.Das Festival

Diana Anselmo, Deaf activist, Italy                                                                                                                                                                27 and 28.5. Lugano, ORME- Festival