artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts provides an online platform that is inclusive and serves as a catalyst for artists to thrive. Our mission reflects this intention, as we welcome people from all experiences, inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, race, Indigenous status, ethnicity, mental and physical ability, caregiver status, housing status, place of origin, age and all other statuses protected by the the Canadian Human Rights Act.
Several contributors to artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts have specific criteria for individual grant and funding opportunities. These opportunities are intentionally selective: they provide funding to artists within their shared communities. As an advocate of diverse opportunities, artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts recognizes that some contributors focus on serving specific communities. This only enhances our goal to feature as many diverse and inclusive opportunities as possible.
What is diversity and inclusion?
- Diversity is about the individual. It is about the variety of unique dimensions, qualities and characteristics we all possess.
- Inclusion is about the collective. It is about creating a culture that strives for equity and embraces, respects, accepts and values difference.
- Diversity and inclusion is about capturing the uniqueness of the individual; it creates an environment that values and respects individuals for their talents, skills and abilities to the benefit of the collective.