How art organisations can be more diverse, according to The White Pube
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How art organisations can be more diverse, according to The White Pube

In their latest Dazed column, art agony aunts Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad share their thoughts on improving equality and diversity programmes in a proactive way In their Dazed Voices column, art writers and curators The White Pube answer your burning questions about the industry, in a way only they can Anonymous: I volunteer for an artist-led organisation that programmes publicly funded exhibitions. We have a vague equality & diversity policy but I think without action, this is little more than a nice sentiment. I feel the only way to guarantee a broader range of artists are programmed is initially to proactively commit to representation, with the aim of creating a culture in the organisation of always having more diverse shortlists. I suggested this, however the general reaction amongst the committee was that quotas are a bad thing and a slippery slope into tokenism, and could lead to sacrificing the quality of work we show. Any advice on what we could do to improve our ‘equality & diversity’ that is proactive, that would be genuinely positive without patronising or turning artists’ identities into tick boxes? The White Pube: Thank you for your question – tbh it’s a […]

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