Artsadmin is currently a majority white organisation, which is not representative of the population of London, where we’re based. Since 2019, Artsadmin as an organisation has come to understand ‘race’ as a social construct and how racism manifests in our workplace and in the wider arts sector. We are not a majority white organisation by accident. We are aware of the part that white supremacy has played in our organisation over 40 years, but we are now committed to:
- transforming our workforce, leadership and board so that it is more representative
- creating a safe working environment for people of colour to work in
- producing work by, and supporting artists from, diverse cultural and heritage backgrounds with an understanding and acknowledgement of the difficulties and discrimination and the greater financial precarity they are more likely to have faced.
We have a lot of work to do, but we have made a start with this strategy and action plan, co-created by the whole team, staff and board, in a process involving artists and guided by external facilitators.