SECONDE NATURE and ZINC have been involved for over ten years in supporting artists who are under-represented by their gender. But until now, we haven’t brandished it as a feat of arms, it’s more in our DNA and has always driven us. Faithful to our commitment, we wish to achieve parity between men and women artists who will be represented for the next edition of the Chroniques Biennale in 2022.
With this objective in mind, we encourage women and gender minorities artists to apply because it is difficult to achieve parity in the programming or selection of the works we produce when nearly 65% of the proposals that reach us are made by men.
As a reminder, in response to the call for projects that we launched in 2019 for the production of transdisciplinary artworks, out of the 203 applications received, only 75 were submitted by women or women’s groups, compared to 128 by men or men’s groups.
This observation and desire led us to take a decision to dedicate the call for projects for live audiovisual creation to women and gender minorities or parity groups. In this way, we hope to achieve a better gender representation in the selection of projects.
Also, as the music and audiovisual creation sectors have long been engaged about this issue, we are counting on our calls for projects to be relayed by entities and institutions identified on these subjects.
We are aware of the difficulties that constitute the missions of representation that we have given ourselves. The answers we have given are perhaps incomplete or polarizing, but we assume this attempt while remaining attentive to the artists and professionals of our sector in order to improve ourselves and progress together towards a more inclusive culture that is representative of society in its diversity.