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Create Welcoming, Inclusive Spaces

Kalyn King, Program Officer

An EBT Card to Culture flyer on a bulletin board at The Hitchcock Center for the Environment.
An EBT Card to Culture flyer on a bulletin board at The Hitchcock Center for the Environment.

Creating truly welcoming and inclusive cultural experiences goes beyond removing financial barriers to participation. It is an ongoing process of co-creation between cultural organizations and the populations they wish to serve. We recently hosted a webinar for organizations participating in our EBT Card to Culture and ConnectorCare Card to Culture programs with Sandra Bonnici, DAEI Consultant and AAM Senior Diversity Fellow for Facing Change. In it, we discussed techniques and best practices for creating a welcoming, inclusive experience for all visitors and especially those experiencing poverty:

 

As cultural organizations are working on overarching strategies to break down barriers to participation, here are a number of smaller, tactical steps you can take now to make your low-cost access programs more welcoming.


Be sure to also check out Sandra Bonnici’s article, Belonging: Co-creating welcoming and equitable museums, which inspired the content of our webinar with her.


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