Equity & Diversity Reporting
As part of a partnership with the Calgary Congress for Equity and Diversity in the Arts (CCEDA), Calgary Arts Development is undertaking an equity and diversity measurement of Calgary’s arts sector. This requires some more detailed data from its funded clients, in three targeted areas:
- Processes: The equity and diversity policies you have in place.
- Programming: The number of diverse participants in your annual activities.
- People: The demographics of your team.
While this reporting is mandatory for organizations funded through the Cornerstone Program, Operating Grant Program and Organizational Opportunity Grant Program, it has no bearing on 2017 funding disbursements. The purpose of this reporting is to provide detailed data needed for a demographic profile of Calgary’s arts sector, as represented by the organizations funded by Calgary Arts Development. The profile will report aggregated data only, and provide baseline data needed to accurately track and identify trends in Calgary’s arts sector.
The deadline to submit this reporting is December 31, 2017.
All individual and company data collected will be kept fully confidential, as per the code of conducts and regulations set out in Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act. Only aggregated data will be reported publicly, not any individual responses.
Calgary Arts Development recognizes that this reporting may require a significant investment of time and resources, and thus create a burden for its clients who are already operating at capacity.
They have partnered with CCEDA on the In/Pact Initiative. CCEDA, a collective of equity-seeking advocates with a great deal of expertise in equity, diversity and inclusion in the arts, can provide individualized supports to complete the reporting.
Calgary Arts Development will also host a series of monthly community consultations, providing step-by-step instructions on reporting and individualized supports in resolving any reporting challenges you may have.