In the field of arts and culture, harassment is an issue in which anyone can be a victim, a perpetrator, or a witness. In this course participants learn effective basic knowledge and countermeasures towards preventing harassment and building a creative environment where everyone respects each other.
We have designed two basic knowledge lectures that provide multi-faceted learning and pointers from a practical perspective in terms of the legal issues and the creative practices, as well as two training lectures on not only harassment prevention but also on building a good creative and working environment. We hope this course will help reinforce the foundation for open, safe and secure creation and activity for all those engaged in creative work, regardless of their field of expression, activities, function, gender, attributes, etc. Each lecture will be conducted with instructors who are experts in the different lecture themes, and facilitated by Yuko Uematsu, a performing arts producer who also is working on harassment prevention training and creating guidelines in the field of arts and culture.
– People who want to create an environment where everyone can work comfortably
– People who want to acquire basic knowledge of harassment
– People who have concerns about harassment prevention measures in their own creative/professional working environment
– People who want to introduce harassment training into their own creative/professional working environment
– People concerned that they themselves might be engaging in harassment
*This is an online course using Zoom Webinars
*Participants themselves will not appear on the screen. There will be no discussions between participants, or workshops.
*All lectures are standalone. Please apply for your desired session(s).
*Each session: 19:00 – 21:30 Lecture/Q&A session using questionnaires (including break).
*An archived video link will be sent to participants for review purposes at a later date.
*If you are unable to view a lecture on the day, you can also apply to access the archived video.
*Accessibility: Japanese sign language interpreting, UD Talk speech-to-text support.
Total of 4 sessions between July and September 2023
Each session: 19:00 – 21:30 Lecture/Q&A session (including break).
– Thursday, July 27 Basic knowledge 1 Legal issues
– Thursday, August 10 Basic knowledge 2 On-site practice
– Tuesday, September 12 Prevention training 1: Anger management
– Friday, September 29 Prevention training 2: Assertive communication
*Lectures are conducted only in Japanese.
【Facilitator and Lecturer】
Yuko Uematsu (performing arts producer, senior harassment countermeasures advisor (Harassment Center))
Kosuke Terauchi (lawyer at Kotto Dori Law Office, part-time lecturer at Kobe University Graduate School of Law)
Keiko Sato (Representative Director, Anger Management Japan/Clinical psychologist)
Shiomu Morita（Executive Direction, NPO Assertive Japan）
*Other lecturers to be informed as soon as finalized.
Applications open from June 27, 2023
Please make a reservation via Peatix (Account registration required in advance)
*Information is guided only in Japanese.
*Details for the 3rd rounds to be made available as soon as finalized.
*Any questions, etc. entered in the advance question field on the application form will be used vis a vis lecture content. Please note we may not be able to reply to all questions during the lectures. Please also make use of the Q&A session in the second half of the lectures.
In addition, please note that questions, etc. may be used as reference for future programs/projects.
*Program details are subject to change.
Consultation and Support Division, Initiatives and Grants Department
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
TEL: 03-6256-9237 (Weekday 10:00-18:00)
Non-profit Organization Explat
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