Resources tagged with inclusion



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.  

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

How your organisation can engage with underrepresented groups

1. Why do you need to engage with underrepresented groups? ‘Hard-to-reach’ audiences and vulnerable groups describe sections of the community that are often considered difficult to involve in the heritage sector. They have historically been underrepresented in cultural participation and find it difficult to access traditional services. Interpretations of culture and heritage have tended to … Read more

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.

Embracing bilingualism in your organisation

1. The benefits of bilingualism As the range of people working in, and engaging with, your organisation becomes more diverse, you will likely have bilingual and multilingual employees, volunteers and service users (these are your audience, visitors and/or customers). You may work in a context where there is more than one official language and therefore … Read more

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

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.

Reflecting Value Ep 3: Whose safe spaces?

What barriers to access are we creating when we bring culture, health and research together? And how do we enable a diverse range of people to fully participate in cultural programmes designed to address health and wellbeing needs?

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.