Innovative Leadership: Gender Equality & Performance Arts

While good examples of gender equality are multiplying in some parts of the world, one might have the impression that the glass ceiling only shows small cracks. Women are a large majority in the arts field’s workforce, yet remain a minority when it comes to reaching the top positions off and on stage.

Freelance Set Designer and Arts Manager Lian Bell will present the great success of the campaign for women’s equality in Irish theatre, which she launched at the end of 2015 under the hashtag #WakingTheFeminists. Lian will present the various achievements of the movement in the performing arts community since then.

Free admission. Registration necessary.


About The Innovative Leadership Network (ILN)

Artists as leaders of change”

ILN is a Nordic cross-disciplinary platform working towards enabling artists to become leaders, developing innovative methods for artistic research activities, as well as developing new ideas in relation to rethinking institutions, increasingaudience engagement, investigating new presentation formats, tackling political & societal issues or working on sustainable practices… in order to challenge status quo.

The platform proposes fruitful exchanges between Nordic & European artists, researchers and creative workers from theperforming arts field through networking events, lectures & thematic workshops, and open seminars that will take place in Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway from April 2018 to October 2020. Regular online publications will feed the reflection and build cross-sectoral knowledge.

INL is one strand of an ambitious Artist’s Research Lab and Residency Programme developed by Dansehallerne and its partners.

Hosted in association with Copenhagen Business School and Dansehallerne




Location: Udviklingsplatformen for Scenekunst, Copenhagen
Bygning 48, Otto Busses Vej 5A, 2450 Copenhagen SV

Free admission. Registration necessary.


Photo: Roise Godan