Strengthening BAME inclusion in arts
Flourishing Lives invites you to an online roundtable discussion exploring barriers to access to arts and wellbeing services for people from a Black, Asian, and minority ethnic background.
The roundtable is being organised in collaboration with the Race Equality Foundation and HEAR Network as we seek to advocate together for best practice in diversity and inclusion across the arts and health sectors.
The aim of this session is to bring together representatives from a diverse range of BAME groups to explore community-specific barriers to access and discuss ways in which arts and wellbeing organisations can improve their inclusive practice so that these barriers can be overcome.
We will then convene a follow-up roundtable in May, bringing delegates from arts and wellbeing organisations into the conversation so that they can directly learn from the guidance and advice of the BAME groups.
This is a nuanced issue so the session will be an open discussion, reflecting the wide variety of experiences and perspectives from across the BAME communities.
The session will cover the following topics:
- Promoting BAME inclusiveness in arts, health and wellbeing services
- Identifying unconscious biases and non-inclusive attitudes in community engagement
- Outlining strategies and considerations for strengthening inclusion
We are keen to ensure that as many different BAME voices as possible are represented and have the opportunity to provide input and guidance to the process so please do join us to share ideas and advocate for best practice in diversity and inclusion.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any access or communication needs and we will ensure that the venue is fully accessible.