MEM - Agents of Change

“Agents of Change: Mediating Minorities” is an international project which unites together five cultural and civil society organisations from Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Sweden.

Here you will learn how we use art mediation as a powerful tool to make our societies more open and inclusive. It is a place for learning and exchange, sharing resources and information related to cultural mediation.

Together we seek and test new interaction models between minorities, cultural institutions, and civil society organisations to contribute and shape the policies supporting cultural diversity, inclusion, and societal integration.

The project is being implemented in 2020-2022 and funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

In the course of the project, we

• explore the art mediation approach that has recently gained popularity in the audience development work of the art museums and galleries;

• showcase that art mediation can serve as a tool for solving inclusion and diversity issues as well as a means for fostering an intercultural dialogue;

• pave the way to more inclusive and cohesive societies through bringing some previously excluded groups on board;

• co-create artworks that will engage people and communities in debate, collaboration, or social interaction;

• define, analyse and incorporate successful practices into the work of partner institutions.

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