3. DEVELOPING PROJECTS INCREASING VISIBILITY AND RECOGNITION OF BAME ARTS
3.1 BAME Hub(s) in Edinburgh - creating a network of office, rehearsal and performance spaces fostering collaboration and production of quality arts and culture offer developed by BAME artists;
3.2 Professional Development Programme for BAME artists and creatives - working in partnership with organisations to develop a bespoke programme that meets needs and requirements of BAME artists;
3.3 Directory of BAME artists & cultural organisations - developing a user-friendly channel for communications surrounding funding,employment and performance opportunities;
3.4 Showcase events - hosting events that promote BAME artists and creatives.
Programme & Priorities
CEC Diversity Officer
The role is to provide support to BAME artists and practitioners across Edinburgh through a variety of activities and programmes that would meet their needs, create a peer network and enable further provision of opportunities to improve the visibility of and representation of BAME visual and performance arts.
It is also to better understand the current multicultural landscape, changing BAME communities make-up as well as obstacles faced by BAME artists in their pathways to recognition and success.
At the heart of the role lies strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in the cultural sector. Hence, the role also focuses on working with regularly funded cultural organisations as well as community and educational entities.
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DRAFT YEAR 1
1. Meetings and Events, incl. monthly BAME artists meetings, quarterly RFO's meetings, showcase events, rehearsal and office spaces for BAME artists, attendance at external meetings: £9,034
2. Project seed/ support funding, including Professional Development, Leadership Programme, and BAME Hub: £16,100
3. Communications and Promotions tools: £240
1. SUPPORTING BAME ARTISTS
1.1. Hosting monthly meetings that enable BAME Artists to discuss issues that directly affect their creative work;
1.2. Creating opportunities for BAME Artists to work collaboratively in professional settings;
1.3. Providing opportunities to ensure greater visibility of BAME arts across disciplines;
1.4. Ensure BAME Artists' concerns over their access to funding and professional development opportunities are recognised by funders and cultural organisations;
1.5. Create pathways to accessing professional development, leadership and governance opportunities;
1.6. Set up information exchange and communications channels between BAME artists, BAME community organisations, cultural entities and other creatives.
12% of Edinburgh's population is of BAME background*
2. PROMOTING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION ACROSS EDINBURGH'S ARTS & CULTURE SECTOR
2.1. Hosting quarterly meetings that enable organisations to discuss practice and ideas surrounding outreach, audience development and programming;
2.2. Organising training sessions equipping organisations with skills and knowledge in creating inclusive and diverse teams through informed recruitment and in-house practice;
2.3 Creating opportunities to meet BAME artists and creatives with the aim of increasing representation of local BAME arts practitioners across Edinburgh's cultural entities on boards, in teams and in programme offers;
2.4 Reviewing multicultural and intercultural programming of shows, events and activities offered by Edinburgh's arts and culture organisations.
*World Population Review, incl. people of European origin