This digital resource is part of Balansmerket, Balansekunst’s program for a safer and more inclusive environment in arts and culture. The resource is for organisations that want to participate in the program, and for everyone else who wants to learn more about the phenomenon called 'hersketeknikker' in Norwegian – behaviors that often cause insecurity and oppression in social environments.
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Clicking, reading and reflecting through the course takes about half an hour. You can follow the black arrow or press the arrow keys on the keyboard to complete the course from A to Z, and you can divide the course by visiting different chapters via the menu.

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Balansekunst is a collaboration between over 170 arts and culture companies that work together for equality and diversity in the industry.

Arts and culture needs a diversity of perspectives and voices. Art inspires, entertains and often teaches us things about ourselves, and about the world around us. It's important that arts and culture is accessible and inclusive for everyone, so that we get all the stories from all the talents, and can experience arts and culture with many different perspectives.

We want a society where everyone has the same opportunities. So we must break down barriers that make it more difficult for some to succeed in the industry. Everyone in society should be able to find role models to look up to, and everyone should be able to feel safe in arts and culture.

The field has a unique influence on the rest of society. Representative and diverse films, music, books, visual arts and performing arts create role models and can be a catalyst for equality.

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