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Welcoming and including Everyone

Nov 1, 2016

In your community engagement practice you should try to implement an inclusive practice by; developing an inclusive philosophy, policy, structure and general practice; build capacity; approach change systematically; link change to policy.

Try to:

  • promote equity and inclusion in everything you do
  • think about the impact your activities will have on different people
  • take action so that people are not discrimated against- directly or indirectly
  • think about the outcome for individuals and how you make sure everyone can achieve their outcomes
  • develop targetted activities to provide more opportunities or support for people who are disadvantaged
  • challenge stereotypes and prejudices to make sure you can provide opportunities to disadvantaged groups

Further reference materials
Indigenous Protocols for Artists- useful resources from Ontario Arts Council http://ofsys.com/T/OFSYS/SM2/262/2/S/F/1029/2319684/9XbqfFox.html

The James Irvine Foundation in California has published a number of resources on arts engagement.  This report - Experiments in Arts Engagement:  Case Studies provides practical tips and learning about engaging with diverse communites.

 

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