Imaginate and anti-racism

Children at the Festival Family Encounters c. Ruth Armstrong
Children at the Festival Family Encounters c. Ruth Armstrong

Imaginate is committed to being/ becoming an anti-racist organisation.

We uphold that an anti-racist approach is imperative to delivering work that nurtures and supports young audiences and those who work with them. We acknowledge that racism intersects with other forms of discrimination and recognise that developing an anti-racist approach means tackling all forms of oppression and injustice.

Over the last year, we have been part of a small working group to tackle racism in the sector, as part of the Young Audiences Group (YAG), a collective of arts organisations and individuals in Scotland making work with and for children and young people. One of the main outcomes has been the development of a document, setting out our anti-racist commitments.

We have also been part of a group led by Inc Arts to develop an anti-racism code of conduct. As the only Scottish representative on the group, we are actively promoting the newly developed code in Scotland and encouraging as many organisatons as possible to sign up to it.