Harpreet works within a cultural and international development context to facilitate change, looking at the world through a socio-political eco feminist lens. She has a portfolio career as a researcher, consultant, facilitator, and arts manager that focusses on embedding cultural practice into key areas including diversity, gender equality and climate change, locally and globally. Harpreet has worked with arts organizations, NGOs, charities, artists and policymakers from different cultures from all corners of the world. A cosmopolitan globe trotter, Harpreet has mastered remote working and adapting to different environments and contexts rapidly. In the last five years, her focus has been researching artists exploring climate change within a diversity framework. Her work has taken her around the globe with funding from Arts Council England, British Council and Creative Europe.
Harpreet is a former Powerbrokers International Leadership Programme Fellow (Cultural Leadership Programme 2008). She has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and Australia as an arts manager on projects, events and festivals since her career began in 2001. Clients include Southbank Centre (London), Beijing Modern Dance Company (China) Mindspace (Budapest), Regional Arts Victoria (Melbourne) and Jagriti Yatra (Mumbai). She is an Artistic Quality Assessor for Arts Council England and has recently consulted for the national heritage, outdoor arts and community climate action sectors. Harpreet achieved an MSc in Gender and International Relations in 2014 and is an advocate for cultural diplomacy.
In 2014 Harpreet was awarded an International Anita Roddick Award by the Body Shop Foundation for her voluntary work, particularly with Initiatives of Change, a world-wide movement focused on security and peace building. In 2017 Harpreet was selected as a BBC Expert Woman and has appeared on numerous media channels including BBC World News to share her expertise in Culture and Development. She is an experienced speaker on air and at international conferences about culture, security and politics presenting for global audiences in numerous cities including London, Paris, Kiev, Vienna, Bucharest, Berlin and Sydney.
Us & them – how we talk about diversity and inclusion, and welcome new audiences into our venues
As a sector, arts and entertainment (especially subsidised arts and entertainment) is always striving to ‘diversify’ and engage ‘hard to reach’ audiences. In this session, we will explore the language used when talking to, and about, potential audiences, and our assumptions about those groups/demographics (based on age, class, ethnicity, ability, or gender, for example) within our communities who do not engage actively with our organisations. How can we become more welcoming to those people who are currently marginalised by barriers that our organisations inadvertently have in place? And how can we make this truly welcoming approach integral to the work that we do?
Join speakers Sarah Frost (Spektrix), Harpreet Kaur (Harpreet Kaur Creative), and Richard Loftus (Town Hall Symphony Hall) for this panel discussion as we discuss how, as a sector, we ensure that audience development, and reporting back to funders and stakeholders on audience diversity, is undertaken in a meaningful way, both for the organisations and their audiences.
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