Oproep 3: Digitaal werken in de kunsten
Levelling the playing field in terms of accessibility, resources, and opportunities in the digital arts sector for women. Through an intense R&D programme, we will design a prototype framework that can deliver online Lifelong Learning, training, education, skill-sharing, volunteering, and commissioning opportunities for women working in or wanting to work within the digital & tech-driven sector.
NEoN wishes to align with international arts organisations that have similar ethical and moral remits to its own, just like 'A Fair New World ?!' programme. Due to the pandemic NEoN pressed 'pause' on its public activities and chose to take the time to rethink its (privileged) position within the (art) world. There is no irony in saying that 2020 brought real clarity of vision about what kind of world we want to live in – about who and what matters, about how we can work together and what we can do, and how that change can and must be made. NEoN is looking for new (online) and inclusive ways of working to better support the local and wider creative sector with the aim of reconsidering our place and purpose as an organisation; a time to take positive, meaningful action. To create 'A Fair New World' we look to redesign our programme, policies and framework and rethink ways in which communities and people with diverse lived-experiences can meaningfully engage directly in the arts - be more responsive, supportive of diversity.
Digital transformations provide new avenues for the empowerment of women. They contribute to greater gender equality, giving women complete access to opportunities, to knowledge and platforms for creativity. Putting women and girls at the centre of economies will fundamentally drive better and more sustainable development outcomes for all, support more rapid recovery, and place the world back on a footing to achieve its goals. Greater gender equality boosts economic growth; it contributes to reducing income inequality and increasing economic diversification, in turn, supports economic resilience. With this project, many women will see the benefits and creative prospects held within the digital sector. We believe that the environment we foster will provide women and girls confidence to seek further knowledge and actively engage in more digital and technology-based activities. By providing a crucial lifeline to like-minded women, they will be better connected, better represented and better prepared for the future.
Donna Holford-Lovell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Challenges I am preoccupied with are situated in formal, and informal, art education, forced into the online realm since March 2020. From positions of teacher and student, they are; preconceptions of neutrally in software, lack of consideration towards neurodiversity, miscommunicated feelings, an inability to have challenging and motivating group discussion where we listen to each other deeply.
For me it comes down to the why of creating choreography and movement, and that is to move people. In a digital context, we can no longer rely on the in person performance to grab the audience's attention. My artistic ideas around this lie in working to maintain the authenticity of dance work without adhering to the capitalised and commercialized nature of the internet.