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Avaus Diversity Information Pack

This Diversity Information Pack contains information about diversity and how arts and cultural professionals can promote diversity in their sector. The Information Pack is intended for everyone who is interested in diversity and wants to promote equality within the field of arts and culture.

Avaus Diversity Information Pack [PDF]

Avaus Diversity Information Pack [DOCX]

Recommendations for improving the Sámi literature field

Recommendations for improving the Sámi literature field (PDF)
Recommendations for improving the Sámi literature field (DOCX)

Material produced by other organisations/people

How to promote diversity in recruitment?

Guide by Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. The promotion of diversity in an organization begins with recruitment practices that take equality and non-discrimination into account. Implementing such practices is not difficult, but often requires challenging one's own ways of thinking and preconceptions.

Recruitment practices that promote diversity 

Diversity and inclusion self-assessment tool

Diversity and inclusion self-assessment tool by FIBS helps businesses and other organisations to identify different aspects and practices of diversity and inclusion work, and see which areas are the most important and should be developed further in their own organisation. This tool is designed to support all types of organisations: the public sector and the private sector, small, medium-sized and large businesses and other organisations. The tool is publicly available and free of charge.

Diversity and inclusion: what and why

Learning material by Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. The diversity and inclusivity of an organization can introduce numerous benefits, such as creativity, well-being at work, financial profitability and a good reputation. In addition to this aspect of usefulness, diversity also has a moral aspect. In an equal society, different population groups are represented in different organizations and work tasks.

Diversity and inclusion in an expert organization

This guide provides expert organizations with support in their diversity work. It is aimed at organizations’ management and leadership, people responsible for organizational development and HR work – as well as anyone interested in work related to diversity and inclusion.
The guide was created in 2022 as part of the Manifold more - Leverage to the professional careers of immigrant background women project (2019–2022) funded by the European Social Fund. The project is conducted by The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in co-operation with the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). The guide was prepared by Leading Specialist Barbara Bergbom, Senior Specialist Kirsi Yli-Kaitala and Senior Specialist Minna Toivanen of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.

Toolkit on race and mental health at work

This toolkit is by ENAR, the only pan-European anti-racism network. Racism, discrimination and structural inequalities intersect with mental health and have an impact on the mental health of people of colour in the workplace. The toolkit explores how we can understand the links between racism, inequality, and wellbeing. It provides a non-exhaustive summary of available evidence related to racism, mental health and wellbeing, exploring the individual, organisational and structural levels. It also offers a a step-by-step guide for employers looking to create a workplace that promotes wellbeing for all.

Diversity compass: insights from the 360° programme

How can cultural institutions become more diverse? Check Kulturstiftung des Bundes' Diversity Compass to discover effective measures in developing diverse cultural participation and programming.

LGBTQ2+ Resource Collection

LGBTQ2+ Resource Collection by The BC Museums Association (BCMA) includes for example:
  • Resources for Cultural Institutions
  • Resources for LGBTQ2+ Identifying Cultural Professionals
  • Resources to make your museum welcoming for LGBTQ2+ visitors
  • Queerness in Museums

A Toolkit for Inclusion & Accessibility: Changing the Narrative of Disability in Documentary Film

Published by FWD-Doc in association with Doc Society, supported by Netflix (2021).

Inclusive Events Toolkit

This toolkit is the result of a research and development project in 2019/2020 supported by European Heritage Days funding through the Council of Europe and the European Commission.

Inclusive Events Toolkit [PDF]

Anti-racism resources

This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. The document is compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in 2020.

Anti-racism resources (Google Docs, accessibility not confirmed)

Zine Feminist pedagogies 

Aapo Raudaskoski & Jemina Lindholm 2020. 

Feminist pedagogies: Discussing intersectionality, accessibility and feminist labour [PDF, Google Drive]

Anti-oppressive facilitation for democratic process

Resource produced by AORTA - anti-oppression resource & training alliance.

Anti-oppressive facilitation for democratic process (aorta.coop)

An ethical approach to interpreting disability and difference

The Wellcome Collection and the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries have put together a document outlining an ethical approach to interpreting disability and difference. Published in 2020.

An ethical approach to interpreting disability and difference [PDF, 377kb]

An ethical approach to interpreting disability and difference [DOCX]

Clear Expectations — Guidelines for institutions, galleries and curators working with trans, non-binary and gender diverse artists

This resource aims to provide institutions, galleries and curators with tools and strategies for working with and supporting trans, non-binary and gender diverse people. Authors: Spence Messih and Archie Barry. Supported by Countess and NAVA. Published in 2019.

Clear Expectations [PDF] 

Words Matter - An Unfinished Guide to Words Choices in the Cultural Sector

Research publication on potentially sensitive words in the museum sector. Composed by the National Museum for World Cultures (Tropenmuseum, Afrikamuseum, Museum Volkenkunde, Wereldmuseum) (The Netherlands). Published in 2018.

Words Matter (issuu.com, not in accessible form)

Mainstreaming EO&D in the Design of Cultural Services

The guidebook is based on two complementing areas of expertise which the British Council has been working on for a long time - Equal Opportunities & Diversity and Intercultural Communications. The first area comprises of concrete tools and methods for making an organisation and its services and products more inclusive. The second area, relevant leadership and communication skills, help to execute these methods effectively and involve and motivate staff and customers and audiences. Published 2013.

Mainstreaming EO&D in the Design of Cultural Services [PDF, accessibility not confirmed]

Break the norm!

Methods for studying and working with norms in general and the heteronorm in particular. (Produced by RFSL Ungdom & The Living History Forum/Forum för levande historia, 2009)

Break the norm! [link to RFSLungdom.se]

Community Worker's Guide. When Circus Lessons Become Life Lessons.

This document is a summary of the social circus approach developed by Cirque du Soleil, as well as a practical guide. Written by Michel Lafortune & Annie Bouchard, published by Cirque du Soleil (2011).

Community Worker's Guide (PDF, accessibility not confirmed, link to holisticcircustherapy.com)

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