Cultural Inclusion Issues in the Cultural Sector

CQAM and AAMI are collaborating with Diversité artistique Montréal (DAM) to offer our members a discussion and training on inclusion issues in the cultural sector on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27 and 28, 2021.  

The first day will serve as a preparatory step for the workshop the next day, by providing a common vocabulary. Several concepts will be discussed using historical background, artistic references and statistics. It will also address the concrete impacts that issues of under-representation can have in the workplace as well as some avenues to initiate a process of inclusion.

The second part will be a dialogue. A workshop will be held to discuss what is an anti-racist approach. Participants will be invited to submit their concerns and questions without judgment before and during the workshop so that it can be adapted to your realities. The goal of the exercise is to accompany your personal and professional reflections and to open up the field of possibilities for changes that you can implement with your team, your organization and your community. Any process of inclusion must be thought out and planned within your teams and organizations, but we hope to give you some foundations on which to develop it.

The main objective of the iDAM cell is to raise awareness in the cultural and artistic milieu of the systemic obstacles that limit the equitable development of artists and diversity and First Nations organizations and to accompany them towards sustainable change.

April 27 (from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm):

  • Diversity and indigenous peoples
  • Racism and systemic racism (through history)
  • Implicit biases
  • White privilege and white fragility
  • Allies
  • Intersectionality
  • Equity vs. equality
  • Inclusion vs. integration

April 28 (9:30am to 12pm):

  • Anti-racist approaches.
  • Analysis of the symbolic, organizational, communication and administrative components of organizations.
  • Recommendations for concrete actions for a structuring inclusive approach.
  • Suggestions for tools adapted to your needs.
  • Inclusion measures and policies.
  • Discussions on concrete concerns raised by participants.

To register, click here! 

The event is free !

Registration will be done on a first come, first served basis, as we are limited to 25 participants.

*Please note that this event will be conducted in French and follows up on the anti-racism policy clinic held for our English-speaking members with MANO and IMAA.*