In November 2021, the German Federal Cultural Foundation held the first public meeting on its "360° - Fund for Cultures of the New Urban Society" program, which supports 39 cultural institutions across disciplines in implementing diversity-oriented change processes in their institutions.
Together with co-host Handan Kaymak, Prasanna Oommen moderated the two-day digital conference and conducted discussions with national and international experts (german/english).
The funded 360° institutions, the Syspons evaluation team, and the cooperation partners, the German Library Association, the German Museums Association, the German Stage Association, and the Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft, entered into a (self-)critical and action-oriented dialog. In order to identify and strengthen necessary next steps on the way to more diversity in cultural institutions. International perspectives on the topic were contributed by the expert opinions of Hilary Carty (Director of the Clore Leadership Institute in London), Pap Ndiaye (Director of the Museum of Migration History in Paris), Betty Avila (Executive Director of Self Help Graphics & Art in Los Angeles) and Sophie Vögele (Coordinator of the Art Education research area at the Zurich University of the Arts).
The meeting was recorded and can be viewed at the following links:
Recording of day 1:
Recording of day 2: