College of Diversity
Established in December 2015 and chaired by the Minister, the College of Diversity is fully in line with the Ministry of Culture’s action to promote cultural diversity.
Beyond the UNESCO Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions of 20 October 2005, The Diversity Mission is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the diversity promotion policy of the Ministry of Culture in order to integrate the policy of the Ministry, equal access to works such as equal access to functions for all in the broadest cultural diversity for an anti-discrimination policy. It seeks to promote the dimension of citizenship through the recognition of cultural specificities and diverse origins by observing access to new forms of art and culture and objective situations to evolve in exchange and dialogue. In addition, it was a matter of establishing a Diversity College by calling on institutional actors as much as on the ground
Extending awareness-raising policies through arts and cultural education and democratization of access to artistic works and practices, the College of Diversity intends to take better account of:
- diversity of people: it is essential that the artistic scene and cultural institutions reflect the richness of society’s diversity.
- diversity of territories: particular attention will be paid to peripheral and rural urban territories where the cultural network can be more distended in order to ensure equal cultural rights throughout the territory
- diversity of expression: creative freedom must be included among the fundamental freedoms. The diversity of artistic practices and practices must be fostered and encouraged through the implementation of new inclusion processes.
To support and nourish its work The College of Diversity relies on a corpus of texts both normative, philosophical or sociological. These founding texts provide a basis for documentation, exchange and inspiration in promoting diversity:
- the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
- the Recommendation concerning the participation and contribution of the popular masses to cultural life (1976)
- the Mexico Declaration on Cultural Policies (1982)
- UNESCO’s Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2001)
- the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003)
- the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005)
- the Council of Europe Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society, Faro Convention (2005)
- the Freiburg Declaration on Cultural Rights (2007)
- essays and texts of philosophical and critical reference, from Pierre Bourdieu and Emmanuel Levinas to Edouard Glissant or Christian Ruby
Karine Gloanec-Maurin, Senior Diversity Officer
Inspector General of Cultural Affairs, Karine Gloanec-Maurin began her career as an artist and was involved very early in cultural action in the territories, first at the head of professional or associative structures, then in public action. A graduate in political science, Karine Gloanec-Maurin has invested in several associations and federations for equal access to culture for all. She chaired the National Federation of Local Authorities for Culture (FNCC) and was a member of the Board of Directors of the ONDA (Office national de diffusion artistique du ministère de la Culture) for several years.