EVENT: FLIP Forward: Culture & Creativity Beyond Boundaries

DateNov 15, 2023 9:00 AM — 7:00 PM
Location Les Ateliers des Tanneurs, Rue des Tanneurs 60A, Brussels, 1000

More than two years have passed since Creative FLIP kicked-off a new project cycle, continuing to pursue its overall goal, to support a healthy ecosystem for the cultural and creative sectors and industries (CCSI). This is how we work – the launch of the online platform on status and working conditions of artists and cultural professionals is only one of many highlights to expect! Cruise along our flagship initiative, Creatives Unite, and discover its new look and tools, engage in discussions about the power of transformation policies, cross-sectoral cooperation, and platforms for peer exchanges. We will inquire if we should categorize CCSI occupations and why we need to talk about social inclusion, sustainability, greening and more transversal topics when discussing the future of the sector.

In this panel on the FLIP FORWARD Final Conference organised together with the CHARTER project we want to discuss the benefits but also the dangers of categorisation related to the self-image, the measurement, but also the visibility of the CCSI: categorisation enables a highlighting of similarities, but it also has the potential to exclude the unforeseen, the evolving, the fringes.

Our discussion will focus on cultural-creative occupations and be organised around the following questions:

  • To what extent do the categoriser’s viewpoint and goals shape the categories?
  • What are the limitations and dangers of categorising the occupational scope of the CCS?
  • Is it possible to develop an occupational categorisation of the CCS that serves all purposes? If not, how do you deal with this dilemma?