Selam Opera!

Transform public cultural institutions into areas of intercultural openness

Oliver Brandt by Jan Windszus
  • event type:Classical:NEXT 17 Conference
  • date:18 May 2017
  • time:16:30 - 17:15 CEST
  • city/area:Rotterdam
  • venue:De Doelen, Conference Room 3 (fourth floor)
  • country:Netherlands
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

Presented by Oliver Brandt (Germany), programme coordinator for intercultural communication, Komische Oper Berlin

This session is about how to go about creating intercultural openness. It is an interactive mini-workshop for anyone interested in exploring the basics to note when designing programmes for community inclusion. Many projects in the field of intercultural education have failed to establish long-term connections with different cultural communities.

The Komische Oper Berlin was founded as an opera house for everyone; it views itself as an open cultural institute, and emphasises diversity. For several years now it has addressed members of the public with a Turkish background. By using educational services and specifically appealing to the target group of German-Turkish children and young people, adults and seniors, the Komische Oper Berlin provides sustainable introductory access to the world of opera. Most important for this process is community building.

We will explore together how an intercultural angle for public cultural institutions can be both comprehensive and successful.