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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

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.



Dance Across The North

An engagement project involving 10,000 people across the North of England in experiences of world-class dance and music, within their local communities.

In the Heart of the City

The Heart of the City - The Downtown East Side Community Play - The

The Move Collective

Move Collective: Community Engagement Through Dance/Urban Arts

The House Concert

House concerts can provide a cost effective and intimate performance opportuni


Karen Kaeja - Green in the loveliest way


The House Concert - Cultural Diversity


Kala Seraphin - Kingston, Ontario

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