People consist of a multicoloured, layered identity, of which gender is an important element. Nobody wants to be reduced to one characteristic of that identity, but at the same time it is a very human trait to interpret the other as quickly as possible. In this process of interpretation, the identity of another is often simplified and made one-dimensional. Art offers an excellent opportunity to explore alternatives, to show different perspectives and to question our own mechanisms. What You See Festival stimulates artists and the public to fantasise together about new realities and new forms of being together.
What You See Festival:
To contribute to a gender diverse and inclusive society by presenting, initiating and producing professional artworks that offer diverse perspectives on gender and do justice to the diversity and complexity of the subject.
The goals of the festival are:
Realising an exciting, urgent, unique, international performing arts festival about gender and identity every year.Bringing together different art forms in cultural hotspots throughout Utrecht.Connecting local embedding with national and international relevance.Stimulating talent development on a local, national and international level.Attracting a diverse and annually increasing diverse audience; from young to old, from straight to queer, from different cultural and social backgrounds and with different visions, perspectives and experiences.
The What You See Foundation endorses the Culture Governance Code, the Fair Practice Code and the Cultural Diversity Code.
What You See has chosen a board/management model. The management is responsible for the daily course of events, prepares board decisions and executes them, in cooperation with the core team. The board meets at least four times a year and is responsible for the financial control of the foundation. In addition, the board expands the network that is important for the festival.
The board members commit themselves to What You See Festival for a minimum of four and a maximum of eight years, are unpaid and do not charge expenses. The board members of What You See Festival are independent and ensure integrity and role awareness.
The team members of What You See Festival are partly employed and partly involved in the festival as freelancers. The remuneration is based on the Collective Labor Agreement for Theater and Dance.
Foundation What You See FestivalLaan van New Guinea 125BS3531 JH Utrecht
KvK 68923368RSIN 857649929
confidant: Caroline van der Hor
What You See is positively activist, inviting and connecting. Join us in building a gender diverse and inclusive world.