Welcome to our Equality Guide. The aim of this guide is to give you practical ideas about how to increase diversity in both those who experience the arts (audiences) and those who participate in making art (creators).
The guide aims to go beyond legislation and tick lists. Instead it offers practical examples and ideas from arts organisations themselves which have worked well. Hopefully, the combination of prompts, questions, examples and case studies will help you develop ideas that are appropriate to you and the context in which you work.
What others do can sometimes provide inspiration and pointers. But it’s important that anything you do is right for you – for your venue/company/artists, your mission and purpose, your geographical area, your art form and your resources.
Diversity and equality are crucial to the arts because they sustain, refresh, replenish and release the true potential of Wales’ artistic talent, regardless of people’s background. This underpins the Arts Council’s approach to equality and diversity in our sector.
The guide is divided into 10 modules. It then looks at the following functions:
- Inside your organisation
- Recruiting to your organisation
- Organisational Culture