Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Artvocate is dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture amongst the whole workforce and organisation. It is within our best interest to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination in the workplace. We aim for our work to call on and reflect the full range of backgrounds and perspectives to be found in our society, as well as ensure that the leadership and workforce of our organisations mirrors societal diversity. 

This also includes the creatives that we work with. We ensure to collaborate, highlight and support diversity within our artists; ensuring that artvocate’s artwork draws on a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to guarantee a mirroring of society’s diversity. We extend this inclusivity to the charities and organisations that we work with and donate to. 

Our aim is to ensure that all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that our organisation is representative of all sections of society. Each employee will be respected and valued and able to give their best as a result.

This policy reinforces our commitment to providing equality and fairness to all in our employment and collaboration, and not provide less favourable facilities or treatment for those protected characteristic groups defined in the Equality Act 2010 - on the grounds of age, caring responsibilities, disability, family situation, gender expression, gender identity, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race including ethnic origin, colour, nationality and national origin, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, the effects of the menopause or trade union activity.

All employees, no matter whether they are part-time, full-time, or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect. When selecting candidates for employment, promotion, training, or any other benefit, it will be on the basis of their aptitude and ability.

All employees will be given help and encouragement to develop their full potential and utilise their unique talents. Therefore, the skills and resources of our organisation will be fully utilised and we will maximise the efficiency of our whole workforce. 

Artvocate’s commitments:

  • To create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all team members are recognised and valued.
  • To create a working environment that promotes dignity and respect for every employee.
  • To not tolerate any form of intimidation, bullying, or harassment, and to discipline those that breach this policy.
  • To make training, development, and progression opportunities available to all staff.
  • To promote equity in the workplace, which artvocate believes is good management practice and makes sound business sense.
  • To encourage anyone who feels they have been subject to discrimination to raise their concerns so we can apply corrective measures.
  • To encourage employees to treat everyone with dignity and respect.
  • To regularly review all our employment practices and procedures so that fairness is maintained at all times.

Artvocate will inform all employees that an equality and diversity policy is in operation and that they are obligated to comply with its requirements and promote fairness in the workplace. The policy will also be drawn to the attention of funding agencies, stakeholders, customers, learners, and job applicants.

Artvocate’s equality and diversity policy is fully supported by senior management and has been agreed with trade unions and/or employee representatives.

Our policy will be monitored and reviewed annually to ensure that equality and diversity is continually promoted in the workplace.



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