How do we do that? Essentially, it starts with the individual. Think about your personal experiences, then follow that up with analyzing your attitudes towards identities, accessibilities and cultural backgrounds that are different from yours.
Examining biases and learning about how you interact with yourself and others, will help with approaching inclusion and equity in the workplace with more clarity and compassion. In the end, you will be able to ask the right questions when reviewing work culture and HR practices.
Even if you are not in a traditional workplace, this still applies when using an unbiased lens in outsourcing labour, building networks and growing partnerships. It is simply about having set guidelines for cultivating an inclusive and welcoming environment.
This is a basic summary to help put you in the mindset. Our Inclusive HR Toolkit, eLearning and Videos provide steps and guidelines for developing a contemporary inclusive approach for your arts-based workplace or collective. Learn more about Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.