Sophia Alexandersson

The Chief Executive and Artistic Director of ShareMusic & Performing Arts, national knowledge centre for artistic development and inclusion.
Sophia has extensive experience of inclusive arts and comprehensive experience as a project leader of both national and international projects. She has lead workshops and held lectures in several countries on empowering disabled people through the arts to be visible in the society and show their potential.

With a background as a musician and pedagogue with a master’s in fine arts from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and a Postgraduate in Performance and Communication from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, she has a strong commitment to everyone's right to arts and culture.

ShareMusic & Performing Arts, knowledge centre for artistic development and inclusion, is a development platform and a resource that collaborates with arts institutions and organisations, arts creators, artists, and educators at all levels. It is a local, regional, national and international platform that supports and provides tools for sustainable inclusive work within the arts. One of the knowledge centre’s main areas is to explore the possibilities that innovative technologies and digitisation can offer in form of widened active participation and creativity within the arts for disabled persons. The areas of research and dissemination of knowledge are expanding rapidly as requests are increasing from researchers and organisations all over the world, the implementation of a knowledge data base being of particular interest. ShareMusic’s work is rights-based and follows the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The fundamental idea is to work towards a society where all human beings should have the opportunity to express themselves as artists in a world where difference is seen as valuable.

18:00 — 19:30