Arts Council of Wales | Engaging with different communities

Engaging with different communities

Organisations and individuals – not just in the arts – often find it difficult to engage with different local communities. There can be a number of reasons for this. Some will feel it’s ‘not something we do’. Whatever the reason, time needs to be allocated over a period to build relationships and develop a dialogue. This will help avoid embarrassment – the feeling that you might go to a mosque or a disabled people’s group and ‘get it wrong’.

There are some inspiring examples of how different organisations have approached engaging with communities. These show the benefits that can be derived from putting the effort into connecting with communities who wouldn’t normally get involved in the arts. These can be benefits both to the communities involved and to the arts organisation and they show the range of good work going on in Wales.

Further Reading

Download the full Equality Guide to read

  • Link to examples
  • Lessons learned
  • Questions to discuss

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