Diversity in Art and Culture: Vision or Reality?

Zitadelle – ZAK Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst, Spandau

The diversity of Berlin’s cultural sector is highly valued nationally and internationally as a symbol of the city. However, this diversity is not consistently reflected in output or infrastructure. Many cultural workers and institutions in the sector emphasise the need for greater inclusiveness and diversity, yet clarity on the concepts and approaches often remains elusive. Challenges such as limited expertise and communication, coupled with shortages of resources and time, make addressing structural issues a difficult task.

This conference offers a platform for the Municipal Galleries Working Group to deepen its engagement with diversity, highlighting it as a holistic process that impacts programs, audiences, workforces, and partnerships.

With insights on curatorial research, alternative internal structures, communication, and outreach, handpicked experts will present actionable working methods that prioritise diversity sensitivity and discrimination awareness. In lectures and workshops, artists, curators, and speakers from various fields will address pivotal questions such as: What defines diversity? What would a cultural work practice that challenges discrimination look like? How can steps toward increased inclusivity and participation be initiated, especially with limited resources?   

Designed to cater to both freelance and institutionally affiliated art and cultural professionals, the conference also provides valuable networking opportunities.

Participation is free of charge.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

The conference will be held in German.

Register by sending an email to by 5.11.2023.

Conference Venue

Zitadelle – ZAK Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst, Am Juliusturm 64, 13599 Berlin-Spandau

The conference space is located on the second floor of the Alte Kaserne. The building is accessed via a gravel and cobblestone path. An elevator is available. Low-barrier toilets are available. For further information regarding accessibility please contact

Public Transport
Bus X33, Stop “Zitadelle”
Underground U7, Station “Zitadelle”
S-Bahn S3 and S9, Station “Spandau”
Train, Station “Berlin-Spandau”
Travel Time: approx. 30 min. from Berlin centre

Private Transport
There are parking areas in the surroundings.
Parking spaces for the disabled are located in the Zitadellenweg (behind the car dealer).
The Citadel is located outside of the Low-Emission Zone.
Parking areas for buses free of charge are located in the Zitadellenweg.
There are bicycle stands (no garages) at the Citadel.

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