Critiques of Power in the Arts

Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies
mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

From 25-27th of April 2024 at the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna an international gathering will be held on the topic of Critiques of Power in the Arts, initiated by the Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies in partnership with numerous organizations and individuals.

The topics raised at the gathering will include gender and social inequalities in the worlds of music and performing arts and from the perspective of artistic research, epistemic violence, hierarchies in music education and performance, power in cultural policy and management, critique of decolonization, global asymmetries and identity in crisis.

Special attention will be given to the needs of young researchers, and support to the researchers, artists, and music and performing arts professionals from marginalized communities.

The formats of the event are not only standard academic conference formats, but also include co-creation, discussions, artistic research and experimenting with “unproductive” time or challenging hierarchies.
 

The Global Classroom – Students Seminar

Prior to the international convening, 22 - 24th of April, the international and interdisciplinary seminar “Critiques and Disruptions of Power in the Arts – A Global Classroom” will take place. This intensive seminar is a large-scale interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein, Germany, University of Michigan’s Department of Entrepreneurship & Leadership and the Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies of the mdw. It aims to offer new opportunities for arts engagement as well as critical thinking for students and the faculty of these three universities and others from different continents globally, as well as new networking possibilities towards the social change in the global cultural sector.

 

 

mdw Organizers:
Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies
Administrative Department of Equality, Gender and Diversity
Artistic Research Center
Department of Music Education Research and Practice
Department of Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology
Max Reinhardt Seminar

Programming Board:
Additionally to mdw staff, members of the Programming and Organizing Board of the gathering also come from diverse Austrian and international organizations and backgrounds: Austrian Commission for UNESCO, D/Arts, University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein, University of Michigan, EDUCULT Vienna, University of Arts in Linz, University of Vienna, Technical University Vienna, Brunnenpassage Vienna, Salam Music Vienna, vera*, University of Arts Helsinki, University of Oldenburg, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen, Leuphana University of Lüneburg or are developing their artistic practice and/or research independently.

Support:
mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Stadt Wien Kultur
Vienna Meeting Fund
Anna Lindh Foundation
European Union

Kontakt:
ikm@mdw.ac.at
T +43 1 71155-3401