Careers In The Making | Series II
See It Be It is our talent programme with the mission to achieve equal gender representation in creative industry leadership, and Lex will be returning to the Palais as part of the See It Be It Jury in 2024. Here she discusses why the programme is so important for women and gender nonconforming people in the industry, as well as how the Festival is nurturing her artistic curiosity.
Creativity drives progress for everyone in the making. That’s why we provide programmes – including fully-funded opportunities – designed to help everyone in the business of creativity come to the Festival every year. Find out more about them here.
"I need to see what goes beyond my comfort zone. Curiosity is just running through my veins."
The Barn, Arla
It was such, such a beautiful experience to be part of this. It's like, whenever – like putting, my career life is more of like, I just – a lot of people were just saying, just get your foot in the door. Get your foot in the door. This whole program actually helped me to not just get my foot in the door, but just to kick it open and put my arms wide open. And it's not just for me, it's actually for people, and for women, behind me.
For me to explore and be creative and just do good things – not just for myself, but for other people – I need to see what goes beyond my comfort zone. Curiosity is just running through my veins. I've always been so curious about so many things. If we define my art, it's more of like, I want it to be more active than something very passive. I mean, art is beautiful. It could come from different forms, shapes, sizes, whatever it is. Like there's no rule to it. But I would say that my art is something more of a tangible thing, an actionable thing.
I'm Lex Remalante, Global Art Director at The Barn, at Arla Foods.