Mo, 23/05/2022, 14:00 Uhr

Basisworkshop: Rassismus erkennen und abbauen

ONpaper. Digitale Workshopreihe von der inm / field notes berlin und ON Cologne

The year 2020 has (finally) given the issue of racism the attention it needs in order to engage as a whole society against racist discrimination. In the cultural sector, too, there is an effort to reflect on one's own entanglements in discriminatory structures and practices and to take diversity orientation seriously.

  • What is meant by structural, what by institutional racism?
  • How does racism work?
  • Where do we encounter racism in the cultural sphere?
  • What can an anti-racist attitude look like, individually and in work contexts?
  • First approaches for an anti-racist practice
  • First approaches to meet resistance in cooperation with institutions and established structures.

The online workshop aims to impart basic knowledge and works with input units, group discussions, small group tasks and collegial exchange.

Tsepo Andreas Bollwinkel

Tsepo Andreas Bollwinkel thinks, researches, writes and teaches on diversity, intersectionality and North-South relations while working in theatre as an orchestral musician for over 30 years. One focus of his educational work is the diversity-oriented and power-critical accompaniment of cultural institutions.

Mon, 23 May 2022, 2-6 pm

in German spoken language

Target Group:
The digital workshops are aimed at artists from the independent contemporary music scene in Cologne and Berlin and are free of charge.

Please, register via this form:

Unfortunately, the online workshop is not barrier-free at all levels. We will make every effort to accommodate different needs and adapt the workshop if you provide us with appropriate information in the registration.
About ONpaper

In this year's online workshop series ONpaper, which we are organizing again together with ON Cologne, experts will teach basic skills for working in the independent scene.

Under the heading "Application Fitness" we will get you ready for project funding in the spring. In addition to classic workshops with introductions to the funding landscapes in Berlin and Cologne, application writing or accounting, this year we are exploring new formats such as Meet the Jury, informal get-togethers on funding or sessions for writing applications together.

Although the independent scene defines itself in part precisely by breaking away from hierarchical ways of working that widely encourage the abuse of power and racism, it is not exempt from structural exclusions either. On the contrary, it lacks diverse perspectives and non-normative bodies, attitudes, narratives, and aesthetics. With workshops on anti-racism and diversity development, we would like to accompany the scene on the process of opening up, sensitize for blind spots and facilitate access to the scene for marginalized persons with empowerment offers.

A third module on press and public relations, audience development, profile building and management will provide concrete assistance in the development and implementation of projects.

The workshop series will be continued after the summer break. We will announce the program in the course of the next few months. Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions or proposals.