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Dr Domonique Bouchard

Podcast: How heritage can give communities a new voice

Dr Dominique Bouchard, Head of Learning and Interpretation at English Heritage shares insights from her fifteen years of experience leading public programming and exhibitions, and explores ideas of how museums and heritage can help communities tell their own stories.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Podcasts

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Fixing the digital divide: facts and stats

The 2021 update of Good Things Foundation‘s Digital Nation infographic gathers together the facts and stats about digital inclusion and exclusion in the UK. It uses new analysis of the latest Ofcom data by Prof. Simeon Yates alongside key sources such as Lloyds Bank UK Consumer Digital Index and Essential Digital Skills 2021, external research ... Read more

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Research

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Video: Increasing philanthropic support with an authentic approach to diversity, equality, access and inclusion (DEAI)

Donors are looking for transparency, accountability and tangible commitments to diversity, inclusion and anti-racism. Tarsha Whitaker Calloway, Vice President, Philanthropy, Tessitura Network chairs a lively online panel discussing examples of successful and authentic approaches.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Webinars and films

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Video: Welcoming the widest possible audience

Sina Bahram challenges us to use principles from universal and inclusive design to help us open up our buildings, content, programming, and experiences. Keynote address delivered at Tessitura Learning & Community Conference.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Webinars and films

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Creative Majority report and policy recommendations

The Creative Majority report is the culmination of a collaborative research project, commissioned by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Creative Diversity. It addresses ‘What Works’ to support, encourage and improve equity, diversity and inclusion in the creative sector.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Research

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Creatively minded and ethnically diverse

In this report experts and practitioners with personal and professional experience of this field explore the challenges and barriers to access to the arts for people with mental health problems from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Published by The Baring Foundation.  

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Research

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Visionaries: A South Asian arts and ageing counter narrative

This research, by Arti Prashar and Elizabeth Lynch, looks across England to explore the experience of older artists, and offers insight into work led by South Asian artists and practitioners with their communities. Read this report if you want to know more about older South Asian artists who are working in England or better understand ... Read more

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Research

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Building meaningful participation

Research suggests that organisations are feeling an increased urgency to deepen connections with the communities they serve, but how can they make the most of this momentum? Ashleigh Hibbins, Anne Torreggiani and Carly Henderson from The Audience Agency demonstrate that co-creation is the answer.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Persistent Encounter: social capital and Creative People and Places

Drawing on a range of discussions this think piece explores the language, relationship and potential impact of Creative People and Places (CPP) in achieving and measuring developed social capital and social change. Written by Karen Smith.

Published: 2018 | Resource type: Article

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How to re-imagine our towns alongside our audiences

When the majority of arts programming was happening online amidst the pandemic, Heart of Glass made a statement to their communities: we’re still here, still believe in making art with local communities and want to champion art in unexpected places. Follow their story as they work with local residents in Parr, St Helens to change ... Read more

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Case studies

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Accessibility: a website for everyone

Irrespective of how a website is accessed or navigated, what device is used, internet connection, software, language, location, or ability, a website should work for everyone.  Substrakt, digital agency specialising in the cultural sector, talks us through how making a website more accessible naturally results in it being more usable for everyone.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Article

Podcast: Lara Ratnaraja – championing diverse leadership

Hannah Mason, Head of Social Entrepreneur Support, Creative United talks to Lara Ratnaraja, freelance consultant specialising in diversity, leadership and cultural policy.  One of a series of AMAculturehive podcasts commissioned for The Learning Lounge, AMA Arts Marketing Festival 2020.

Published: 2020 | Resource type: Podcasts

Nina Simon

Podcast: Nina Simon – building more inclusive community organisations

Hannah Mason, Head of Social Entrepreneur Support, Creative United talks to Nina Simon, the founder of OF/BY/FOR ALL,  a movement to build more inclusive cultural organisations. One of a series of AMAculturehive podcasts commissioned for The Learning Lounge, AMA Arts Marketing Festival 2020.

Published: 2020 | Resource type: Podcasts

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Welcoming families with special educational needs and disabilities

Kids in Museums‘ top tips on how your organisation can become more accessible and welcoming to special needs families, created in partnership with Sam Bowen, Special Needs Mum and Museum Development Officer.

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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How can your museum work alongside children, young people and families to respond to the Black Lives Matter movement?

This resource by Kids in Museums suggests some next steps for working with children, young people and families to address the need for change highlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement. It is not intended to be an exhaustive guide to decolonising your museum or becoming an anti-racist organisation but a helpful starting point for ... Read more

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Reappraising colonial history #ADA

Lynn Huynh, Marketing and Audiences Manager and Andrew Thompson, Senior Marketing and Audiences Manager, from the Wellcome Collection start to confront and reappraise the colonial history of Wellcome’s collections as part of their Fellowship at the Audience Diversity Academy.

Published: 2020 | Resource type: Webinars and films

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Accessible websites and delivery — getting started

Your website is the shop window to your organisation and its accessibility and usability is critical to the offering of inclusive content. Accessible websites are a critical tool in attracting and retaining visitors and audiences. They are an essential part of building an inclusive reputation and a valuable addition in supporting the profile of your ... Read more

Published: 2020 | Resource type: Webinars and films

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Digital Access and Inclusion — Getting started

This webinar recording is one of four Digital Heritage Lab webinars that took place in April and May 2020 to provide free support to small and medium sized heritage organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this webinar Becki Morris and Sarah Simcoe look at understanding and removing the barriers to digital inclusion; roles and responsibilities; ... Read more

Published: 2020 | Resource type: Webinars and films

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Nina Simon: The art of relevance

This free read online edition of Nina Simon‘s The Art of Relevance explores how mission-driven organisations can matter more to more people.

Published: 2016 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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A framework for action in response to moments of crisis and outrage

The team at OFBYFOR ALL have created a framework for organisations to map out immediate and longer-term actions, both externally with your community and internally with your team.

Published: 2020 | Resource type: Guide/tools