Women in Leadership
Women Working in Culture Network
From facing initial resistance to launching a new reality, women working in arts and culture have had a profound impact on cultural institutions and their working environment over the years. Not only have female cultural practitioners contributed to the transformation of societies, but also the growing number of women in leading positions.
“Women have become more and more evident in leadership roles within cultural organisations. And I think that has had a slow, but very profound effect on the values we work with and the systems and structures we work within,” says Frances Morris, director of the Tate Modern.
In order to share and discuss innovative aspects of female leadership and empowerment, an international group of female leaders regularly comes together for the Women Working in Culture Network. The network was initiated by the Goethe-Institut in Europe.
How are women changing the cultural world?During the first Women Working in Culture Network meeting on 29 – 30 November 2019, we asked five participants to share their thoughts with us. How are women changing the art and cultural scene worldwide? Are women better visionaries for the future of our cities? And are female directors changing the world? Watch their answers below and join the debate on social media!
In reaction to the corona crisis:
All participants joined together online to reflect together on the challenges but also on chances which each one is seeing both in their personal and in their professional context. Also, the group collected pressing issues in terms of addressing the current crisis in their respective leadership roles such as envisioning the roles of arts institutions in ten or twenty years or how to implement models of improvisation within arts- and cultural institutions as long-term planning has become almost impossible in these times. Within the discussion the focus was placed on the possible role of artists in these times of change. The group will continue to work on these questions in different working sessions until autimn 2020.