Recognising the plurality of their publics, cultural organisations are increasingly focusing on inclusion, diversity and the well-being of their audiences.
In this age of global uncertainty and social division, it is critical for our institutions to take action. From accessibility schemes to community partnerships, gender-neutral services to representative boards, institutions must commit to more inclusive modes of operation.
These initiatives, and the empathy they are built upon, develop stronger bonds and mindful engagements with audiences. According to Americans for the Arts, inclusive projects deliver positive outcomes for both institutions and visitors, including health benefits, reduction in income disparity and increase of tolerance.
Inclusivity will be a key focus for discussion at Communicating the Arts Montreal this October. Join us to gain insight into best practices and take away new resources.
Met Signs in the Studio in ASL – photo by Filip Wolak