Establishing policy is the fundamental way for an organisation’s leadership to set an agenda and make its expectations clear and consistent. They empower everyone in the organisation with a clear framework for decision making.

Policies should address an organisation’s external programming priorities, as well as its internal processes.

Policies such as Equity and Inclusion Policies and Anti-Racism Policies, along with strategic plans to implement them, are crucial to creating a supportive culture and formalising processes to tackle problems in the workplace, such as racism or bullying, as well as barriers to inclusion, such as discrimination and privilege.

Policies that activate change require a plan, that includes measurable indicators of success and a method of evaluation.

This website focuses on ethno-cultural, migrant, refugee and minority ethnic racial equity in the arts and creative sector.  Working with First Nations communities and cultural material requires very specific frameworks, protocols and standards that this website does not attempt to address. Find out more.

Actions you can take in relation
to Policy

Develop an equity and inclusion policy

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Develop an equity and inclusion strategy

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Set diversity targets

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Develop an anti-racism policy

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Assign a budget and allocate staff

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