Consultancy

Our services are offered on the basis of combined and extensive experience as project leaders in the cultural and creative sectors, especially in developing projects that have successfully engaged People of Colour in a balanced and meaningful way. We can offer our expertise to help you assess how successfully you are fulfilling your funders’ criteria for diversity, your own goals and specific hurdles in meeting these. This can be undertaken in relation to your organisation as a whole or specific projects. Choose from any of the below services:

Level 1: TELEPHONE CONSULTATION

Typically, our method would be to speak with you on the phone to identify the task. On the call we will seek to understand any management, team or resourcing issues at play. We will want to understand where you are now and where you are trying to get to. On the basis of this discussion we would put together a brief proposal of recommendations and submit this for your consideration. This would lead to working with us on one of our other levels such: Extended Feedback, Workshops, Research & Evaluation or Longer Term Collaboration (See below).

Our commitment: To begin with we would talk to you in order to get a sense of your situation and see what we could offer you

Level 2: EXTENDED FEEDBACK

We will conduct focus groups with your team and one-to-one interviews.  On the basis of the information gathered here, we will write a brief report analysing your successes and any issues you face through the lens of our experience. This can be a useful tool for reporting back to funders and finding additional resources to tackle these at a deeper level. We are particularly interested in giving feedback on what you are already doing that works well and which could be further developed.

Our commitment: Prior reading, 1-day of focus groups & interviews, follow up report with detailed analysis of your company’s diversity needs.

Level 3: RESEARCH & EVALUATION

We can undertake original research into the areas of workforce, programming, audience & participant engagement, funding and business needs as these relate to the diversity issues you have told us about. Such a report could, for example, unpack what you have already achieved; include a literature review to provide a picture of your region and sector, collect data on your diversity activities, undertake fieldwork research with local people from protected characteristic groups, assess and describe their relationship with your company, and your sector, and provide recommendations. This report can be used as an effective tool when planning future projects, reporting to funders and developing your organisation and sector.

Our commitment: Inception meeting, dedicated team, mid-research consultation, literature review, fieldwork, report with recommendations

Level 4: LONGER TERM COLLABORATION

This is a longer term piece of work, (including the above Extended Feedback, Research & Evaluation and Workshops), through which we would support you in developing solutions over a period of time. This would involve consultation with key members of your team, audience and sector, leading to deeper understanding of creative engagement with marginalised groups. We could specifically support on some of the following areas in relation to your diversity work:

  • Diversity Policy
  • Business plans
  • Bid writing and reporting
  • Project planning
  • Organisational cultural shifts
  • PR and marketing
  • Recruitment
  • Partnerships

Our commitment: Inception meeting, dedicated team, mid and final project reporting

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