EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
Art Walk Projects is committed to actively promoting equality, diversity and inclusion for all: users, audiences, workers, prospective workers, members and directors, and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination.
We recognise the aim of the Equality Act 2010 is to ‘harmonise discrimination law and to strengthen the law to support progress on equality. It replaces and extends the existing equality legislation on race, disability and gender and covers a total of 9 ‘protected characteristics’.
Marriage or civil partnership
Pregnancy and maternity
Religion or belief
Every possible step will be taken to ensure that individuals are treated equally and fairly and that decisions on recruitment, selection, development and programming are based solely on objective criteria.
Statement of intent: Art Walk Projects strives to take an equitable approach to all aspects of the delivery of its artistic programme and the development of the organisation. The organisation will endeavour to take account of the complexity of difference, widen access and wherever possible provide an equal experience for audiences. In addition we seek to engage those who have previously felt excluded from contemporary art. We recognise that the arts are both the manifestation of culture as well as the means of communication of cultural knowledge. We will encourage debate; foster an environment where questions can be asked and voices heard.
When programming we consider the importance of developing a culturally diverse audience and work to develop a programme of events and projects that widen access to all individuals i.e. people with disabilities, people with learning difficulties, people from low income households, people from different cultures, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. We will continue to research and develop different approaches to making work with artists and audiences, one that is accessible to all.
WHO WE ARE
Rosy Naylor [producer + founder],
Jon Davey, Amy Dennis, Emma Macleod, Jude Nixon,
Alison Chisholm, Jenny Martin, Karl Stern.
Art Walk Projects CIC no 525677