Guidelines on Diversity and Inclusion for Cultural Organisations

Guidelines on Diversity and Inclusion for Cultural Organisations

Re-Imagine Europe partnership guidelines on Diversity and Inclusion is a ‘living document’ that serves as a reference framework for the partners in considering, implementing and monitoring ambitions, goals and measures related to diversity and inclusion. 

We acknowledge that our organisations differ in scale, financial and local contexts, and the art forms they accommodate. This is why we are developing these guidelines together, so that they can provide enough space for these very different contexts without watering down ambitions. Developing these guidelines contributes to a process of shared learning and collaborative knowledge production on matters of diversity and inclusion. 

The issues concerning diversity and inclusion that each of our organisations are confronted with are quite different, and the way in which we can approach them might differ as well. First and foremost, this is because the cultural and political contexts that we find ourselves in are different, and often they are profoundly different. Also, we all come with our own aims, histories and cultural backgrounds that influence how we deal with changes and with making change. What brings us together is that we all share the believe that it is important to foster a future generation of makers and future audiences that are diverse and that embrace inclusion as a key to engender new ideas for a resilient European society, and we are committed to learn from each other. 

Acknowledging that we operate in a wide field of cultural production and education in which systemic changes are required, and that our contribution to change is limited, we are committed to leading by example

The guidelines follow the structure of the standardised Dutch Code for Cultural Diversity and Inclusion, because it is both comprehensive and actionable. The code addresses four organisational levels: programme, audience, team and partners.

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27 Jun 2024

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