Simon Kubat, born in 1990, studied vocal art and speech training at the state “Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart”. In 2016, he completed his studies with a Master of Arts in Vocal Art.
He works mainly as a performer, artistic assistant and organiser in the freelance theatre scene. He also runs workshops on drama, bodywork and text-work. Together with Jonas Bolle, he received the short radio play award “ARD PiNball 2013” for the radio play “Jahrestag auf Parkbank” (anniversary on a park bench). Since 2014, he has been creating dramas, radio plays, radio programmes, music and performative event formats with the “Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv”. As a performer and artistic assistant, he has participated in various productions, including in “Lokstoff! Theater im öffentlichen Raum” and “Figurenkombinat”.
What is your professional focus?
I work as a freelancer in the performing arts, conceptually and organisationally above all for and together with the “Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv”. We develop, organise and run performances, theatre plays, radio plays, radio programmes and other event formats. As a performer, I am actively involved in the Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv and other free groups and projects. In addition, I am a speaker, moderator, musician and workshop director.
What potentials do you see in the certificate course “Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education” for your specialist field?
I see the potentials of networking among individuals and groups working in art and communication between people with different artistic backgrounds and experiences.
Creators of art are usually active in several areas which more or less overlap. Often, this automatically leads to questions regarding how one’s own artistic practice can impact on society. So here it suggests itself to seek the link with Cultural Education and pedagogical and didactical concepts. I believe that sharing experiences with others is very valuable.
At the same time, creating art often bears an autodidactic dimension of trying things out which can successfully be transferred to common learning.
Which changes are needed at cultural policy or education policy level to strengthen the potentials of cooperation with artists for Cultural Education in Germany?
Broad-based support is needed for creators of culture providing low-threshold, highly diversified content. Access to support also has to be low-threshold. This can also mean encouraging large institutions to cooperate with a wide range of actors in the free scene – and supporting them in doing so – in commonly creating cultural education programmes. Ideally, the needs of society are directly addressed, resulting in places of culture being created to which everyone feels invited to take part and become involved in designing them.
Simon Kubat at “Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education”
Simon Kubat is participating as a lecturer in the context of the course in Module 6: “Cultural Institutions as Places of Learning”. If you have any questions or are interested in working with him, please contact zertifikatskurs [at] uni-hildesheim [dot] de