A toolkit to promote the presence of media artists and audiences from ethno-racial and Indigenous communities, prepared by the 2011 Independent Media Arts Alliance Diversity Committee.

In 1995, the Independent Media Arts Alliance (then called Independent Film and Video Alliance) published the “Cultural Equity Handbook”, written and researched by Ian Reid. In June 1994, the Alliance members passed a resolution for “a practical handbook to provide a role model to member groups to identify and problem solve around such issues as: access and systemic barriers in programs, services and memberships, policies and procedures for anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-homophobic, anti-classist and other pro-active processes towards full and equal representation.”

In the spirit of the original handbook, this revised handbook includes experiences and recent examples of best practices from media arts organizations, up-to-date links and resources.