Diversity and Inclusion Policy
Mission: Wales Arts Review is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome, valued, and able to express their true selves. We believe that a diverse range of perspectives and experiences enriches our work and helps us to better reflect Wales and represent the arts in the nation.
Values: Our diversity and inclusion policy is based on the following values:
- Respect: We respect all people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or any other personal characteristic.
- Inclusion: We welcome everyone to participate in our work and create a space where everyone feels included and valued.
- Equity: We strive to create an equitable environment where everyone has the same opportunities to succeed.
Goals: Our diversity and inclusion goals are to:
- Increase the diversity of our staff, advisory board, contributors, and audiences.
- Create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all.
- Promote the arts in Wales to a wider range of people.
Strategies: We will achieve our goals through the following strategies:
- Developing and implementing diversity and inclusion training for staff and contributors.
- Creating a more accessible and inclusive website and social media presence.
- Partnering with organisations that share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Accountability: We will be held accountable for our diversity and inclusion goals through the following mechanisms:
- Undergoing a process of constant evaluation, through project assessment with independent organisations such as the Arts Council of Wales and the Books Council of Wales.
- Feedback from staff, contributors, and audiences.
We believe that this diversity and inclusion policy will help us to create a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable organisation. We are committed to working with our editorial staff, contributors, and audiences to achieve our goals and make Wales Arts Review a welcoming and inclusive space for all.
In addition to the above, here are some specific actions that Wales Arts Review can take to promote diversity and inclusion:
- Recruit and hire a diverse workforce. This includes actively seeking out candidates from underrepresented groups and providing unconscious bias training to hiring editors.
- Promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This can be done through staff training, mentoring programs, and employee resource groups.
- Publish and promote a diverse range of topics in the arts. This includes commissioning work from artists from underrepresented groups and reviewing a variety of arts events.