This Ontario based guide provides a framework on development of strategic approaches for a more inclusive and diverse representation of Indigenous and historically-marginalized artists and communities in areas such as: internal operations (staffing), programming, governance, community and volunteer engagement, and audience development.
This report summarizes case study research based on three Indigenous Non-governmental Organisations (INGOs) in Canada having a transformative impact in their communities—Qqs Projects Society, Storytellers’ Foundation, and Ilisaqsivik Society. They are unique organizations that reflect distinct places, people, cultures, histories, and socioeconomic contexts. However, they share many common experiences and observations about what has enabled them to succeed and what continues to challenge them in their work. The primary purpose of this research is to deepen understanding of successful INGOs so that they can be better supported and established in other communities.
As a part of the Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO)’s toolkit on strategies to promote pluralism, around one hundred publications in cultural pluralism were put together into a comprehensive annotated bibliography. This paper explains the categorization of this database into five areas of organizational planning (Organizational Commitment, Community Engagement, Programming and Curatorial Decision-making, Audience Development, Employment and Professional Development). Key findings in each of these areas are discussed with reference to specific publications.