Course Schedule


"Intercultural Audience Development" or "How to Curate Diversity?" (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Lisa Gaupp

14-täglich | Montag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 12.10.2015 - 07.12.2015 | W 217
Einzeltermin | Di, 27.10.2015, 10:00 - Di, 27.10.2015, 18:00 | extern | Exkursion: zur Tagung „Chormusikkultur und Migrationsgesellschaft - Kinder und Jugendchöre als Orte transkulturellen Lernens?“ (Wolfenbüttel)
Einzeltermin | Mi, 28.10.2015, 10:00 - Mi, 28.10.2015, 18:00 | extern | Exkursion: zur Tagung „Chormusikkultur und Migrationsgesellschaft - Kinder und Jugendchöre als Orte transkulturellen Lernens?“ (Wolfenbüttel)
Einzeltermin | Mo, 04.01.2016, 12:15 - Mo, 04.01.2016, 13:45 | C 7.319 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mo, 18.01.2016, 12:15 - Mo, 18.01.2016, 13:45 | C 7.319 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Quite a while ago, an extensive discussion flared up in public cultural life, centering on terms such as participation, appreciation, emancipation and empowerment. Various influences, such as the demographic transformation, have a transforming effect on established cultural life in most European countries, not least due to the developments generally summarised as the “generational conflict“. In some, mostly central European countries, the so-called “gray wave” in established cultural institutions is observed with concern: the audience of tomorrow is not sufficiently reached by publicly funded culture. Especially the established, publicly funded cultural institutions have come under strong political pressure to prove their legitimacy - and as more public cultural subsidies reach a small portion of the population only, that pressure is increasing. Current statistics of cultural access and participation underline these developments. The immigration debate, which has continued to flare up in German-speaking Europe since the early 1990s, resembles these public debates in that it centres on the right to participate: Admittedly the integration of immigrants (and lately especially the integration of refugees) is striven towards on the highest political levels. In all parts of public life the aim is to achieve the participation of as many citizens as possible who have hitherto been unrepresented. Since 2008, the seminar cooperation partner “netzwerk junge ohren e.V.“ (Berlin) has pioneered these developments, summarised here under the term “audience development“. On the whole, audience development, especially in larger institutions, is based on offering adequate cultural performances for under-represented target groups and, above all, to make it possible for these target groups to access those performances. At the core of these strategies are careful considerations on the educational focus, on the programming, on how to address the target group and on the setting (venue, duration, time frame etc.) of the productions. Audience development can take place in different formats and settings, new locations, crossing over different genres and generations. Most notably, an audience developping approach means to curate the programme in a meaningful way with regard to the particular target group.