What is it?
The Arts Council outlines the Creative Case for Diversity as follows:
‘Our mission is great art and culture for everyone – we can only achieve this if we make a commitment to promoting and embedding diversity throughout the work we fund and support. We call this the ‘Creative Case for Diversity’.’
The Creative Case for Diversity is a way of exploring how organisations and artists can enrich the work they do by embracing a wide range of diverse influences and practices. We believe that embracing the Creative Case will also help organisations address other challenges and opportunities in audience development, public engagement, workforce and leadership.
What it isn’t
- About meeting Equality legislation
- Solely community engagement
- Workforce diversification
What does it mean for museums?
- Collections and Collecting
- Programming – exhibitions and events
- Embedding it in all aspects of work
To read more about the Arts Council’s definition of Creative Case for Diversity, including case studies, click here.
Submit your case study
South East Museum Development are committed to celebrating the fantastic work around diversity issues going on in our regional museums. If you would like to shout about the work you are doing in this area, or indeed wish to share your case study resulting from a successful grant application to our programme, please complete the case study form using the link below.
Once you have completed the Creative Case for Diversity case study form, please send it to your local MDO. We hope to have an online submission portal available soon, watch this space!