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Equality, Diversity, Inclusion

As the world's first purpose built art gallery, we recognise our responsibility to provide meaningful and relevant experiences for everyone.

The Gallery's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group consists of representatives from all departments at the Gallery. They’ve been working together since 2021 to create a positive action plan which we are implementing across the Gallery. This underlines the Gallery’s commitment to the continual work required to be an inclusive organisation, through increasing the diversity of our programme, audiences and staff. The plan takes a holistic look at all our activities and practices and is about how we can work collectively to tackle intersectional inequality through clear accountable actions. It covers a range of areas including audience development, programming, access, workforce, volunteering and governance and recognises that it is a shared responsibility across the team. 

Our aims: 

- Champion diversity, inclusion and equality throughout the organisation
- Improve representation and inclusion within our audiences, communications, programme and work & volunteer force.
- Support our strategic organisational goal to be an inspirational cultural destination for everybody. 

Our key goals and areas of focus are:

Audience Development:
Our audience is more reflective of the cultural diversity of our local boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham (Priority Boroughs)
To ensure that our programming is relevant to our identified local audiences.
Reduce barriers to participation from physical location and building
Ensure Gallery is accessible and inclusive to all.
Workforce, Governance and Volunteering:
Reflect the diversity of our community in our workforce, volunteers and Trustees and to create a safe and welcoming organisation
Everyone has an understanding of Access & Diversity

Read the Gallery's anti-racism statement

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