The year 2020 may have drawn to a close, but the economic disparity magnified by the pandemic continues. As we move into 2021 and continue to navigate these uncertain times, there are important questions we need to ask ourselves as cultural and creative businesses and organisations. One of them being, how do we contribute to a fairer system for participation, recruitment and inclusion in the arts?
We would all agree that access to the arts is a right and not a privilege, whether as an employee, producer, creative, manager, freelancer, audience member or customer, but how do we ensure the playing field is levelled, when it comes to who makes and defines art in all its forms?
In this latest webinar from the Cultivator Inclusion and Innovation strand we will be discussing how we start to have conversations about class within our organisations. During the session we will hear from each of our panellist’s, including Kate Danielson, Director, Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries and Steve Clark, Head of Resourcing at Real Ideas (more panellists to be announced) exploring themes such as:
• How we go about understanding the makeup of our current workforces
• Being more accommodating and inclusive in our recruitment processes.
• How we go about measuring our progress for each of these in a clear and transparent way.
• Making relevant, engaging, and accessible content for wide audiences
Whether a large institute or small business there are steps we can take to ensure that we all have the same opportunity to define, practice and participate in the arts.