We have been working together for around two years now. Two years of making plans, tossing them overboard, dreaming anew, building insane structures, communicating and finding each other as a Team.
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Lusatia is a mystical, spiritual weekend full of connectedness to each other & nature, where there is growth for the artists, the guests and the team.
We imagine it to be a utopia that represents all of the values we believe in. An inclusive space where people are comfortable and safe being themselves and are supported in the process. Sustainability and support for the structural change in the Lausitz is one of our aims, meaning an exchange of cultural input. Our mission with Lusatia is to create a next generation festival that is constantly evolving based on feedback from the guests and the team. A space to grow, heal, transform and connect through our integrated principles.
A weekend full of inspiration from our artists, workshops and safer spaces. With our core values being connection, transparency, diversity, sustainability, and community building, we aim to present them in a sexy, cool, laid back way, whilst creating the atmosphere of a fairytale, with inspiring and playful content that is diverse, inclusive and exciting. Differentiating ourselves from other festivals thanks to the mix of collectives, the cultural aspects of Lausitz, our community participation and sustainability. Creating true change by being as diverse as possible in our programs, aiming to have at least a 50/50 FLINTA* balance in our bookings.
With transparency, respect, honesty, empathy, love and support as our working principles, we aim to create a trustworthy, kind and safe working space without hierarchies, where everyone feels respected and the communication is as effective as possible.
A team that gives and receives feedback in a constructive, kind and empathic way. Focusing on improving the object of feedback rather than criticizing someone’s work when giving feedback, and understanding the nature of the feedback and detaching the emotions of it when receiving it.
A team that aims to solve conflict by addressing it in face to face meetings, with a good communication structure where feedback is given in a kind, constructive and empathic way and with the help of a mediator for difficult processes. A team that aims to address important decisions with consensus, listening to everyones opinion and integrating their thoughts and ideas. And if there is a topic on which someone feels too differently we try our best to find some common ground. In addition there is at least one representative from each collective to vote on things in case consensus does not work and only if there are no strong negatives from anyone involved.
A team that agrees to disagree with the help of the mediator when needed, aiming to separate their emotions from the discussions, assessing what they can live with and what they can compromise on. Taking a step out if needed and with respect & objectivity as key points.
A team whose key roles are leading their fields with professionalism, transparency and effectiveness, taking responsibility for budgets and deadlines, and taking care of a proper communication structure.
A team who has trust for everyone that integrates it and their ability to do a good job, committing to agreements, being flexible when agreeing on things together and offering support to each other when needed.
A team that trusts, respects, reflects and grows.