We continuously strive to make Macrobert Arts Centre more accessible and inclusive; to make our building, communications and programming fit the needs of the individual as opposed to the majority and to improve our services not only to our current audiences and participants but also open our doors to those who are yet to access us. Here's our current Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan.
REPORT FOR APRIL TO JULY 2019
This quarter, we were delighted to report that our BSL Director Trainee, Petre Dobre, has secured funding from Creative Scotland’s Create:Inclusion fund to continue developing his work as a Deaf artist. We look forward to continuing to work with Petre over the coming year. We were also pleased to have delivered the ‘Our Connected Neighbourhoods’ Festival, celebrating the role of creativity in enriching the lives of people living with dementia. We reflected on the initial results of our EDI monitoring survey, and considered how we might make opportunities (casting, tutoring, speaking etc) available to a wider diversity of people. And we considered new opportunities for developing bespoke film provision for a group of young people with autism who are passionate about film.
In the coming quarter, we will be following with interest the announcement from VisitScotland of a Forth Valley Accessible Tourism Strategy, and will be looking to contribute to that where we can. And we look forward to welcoming Sam, who will be lending us his time as a Volunteer Usher this summer, as part of a new partnership with Green Routes (a social enterprise and charity providing training and work experience to young adults with additional support needs).