Reflecting on Diversity in the Arts Featuring Queer Perspectives

ACCEPT — ALLOW — AGREE is a project promoting diversity in the arts — in art production and exhibition, experience and mediation, art documentation and communication, art criticism and research via a transdisciplinary exchange, collective evaluation, and further discussions.

In our diverse societies, we consider it important to promote interest, knowledge, and competencies for living and working with people and groups with diverse backgrounds, various perspectives, and dynamic identities. As artists and curators, art historians and social scientists, cultural producers, and activists we wish to reflect jointly on diversity policies in the arts and further them.

We wish to reduce and dissolve the impact of ableism, racism, sexism, and all forms of discrimination. We wish to develop and improve policies in arts, audiences, art criticism, and research to respond to the missing presence and visibility of discriminated perspectives. We wish to enhance our diversity-sensitive orientation as part of quality orientation and future practice in the arts. We do not aim for new niche programs but rather cultural spaces for negotiation and representation of these diverse realities.

_ Initiated by a transdisciplinary set of professionals

The interest in a more in-depth discussion arose while preparing for the public art project .KUNST.LABOR.STADT.PLATZ in In an exchange with local art projects, art institutions, and art services discussions within the hosting network AG KUNST as well as with a dedicated working group named Queer Art Marburg (AG QAM) led to the ambition to improve policies for visibility, interaction, and representation of queer perspectives in the arts. The framework of ACCEPT — ALLOW — AGREE responds to the identified needs and accompanies the ongoing activities of the city’s jubilee MARBURG800.

_ Inspired by roundtables

For ACCEPT — ALLOW — AGREE we wish to gather artists, curators, critics, and researchers to talk about the theory and praxis of diversity-sensitive approaches. We are looking for like-minded fellows who would like to share and contribute to the discussion process. As the curatorial collective of .KUNST.LABOR.STADT.PLATZ we offer a framework, we will share our expertise and experience, and hope for others that would like to do so, too.

_ Meeting online and onsite

We will start with online meetings in April and will provide a framework to meet once a month. In September we will host an onsite workshop and hope to see all fellows in Marburg.

_ Project’s language: English

The main language of the activities will be English due to the language backgrounds of the fellows.


WED 31 Aug 2022 Onsite

Travel / Arrival
5.00 pm – 7.00 pm | Introduction
8.00 pm — 10.00 pm | Social Diner

THU 1 SEPT 2022 Onsite

10.00 am to 1.00 pm | Visiting local art institutions
1.00 pm to 3.00 pm | Lunch Break
3.00 pm to 6.00 pm | Queer Policies for Collections
6.00 pm to 8.00 pm | Social Diner
8.00 pm to 10.00 pm | Meetings the Locals

FRI 2 SEPT 2022 Onsite

10.00 am to 01.00 pm | Visiting local art institutions
01.00 pm to 03.00 pm | Lunch Break
03.00 pm to 06.00 pm | Queer Policies for Art Projects
06.00 pm to 08.00 pm | Social Diner
08.00 pm to 10.00 pm | Meeting the Locals

SAT 3 SEPT 2022 Onsite

10.00 am to 01.00 pm | Visiting local art institutions
01.00 pm to 03.00 pm | Lunch Break
03.00 pm to 06.00 pm | Queer Policies for Art Projects featuring Marburg
06.00 pm to 08.00 pm | Social Diner

SUN 4 SEPT 2022 Onsite

10.00 am to 1.00 pm | Social Breakfast
Departure / Travel


Celica Fitz

Bettina Pelz