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.
Mass Cultural Council is providing a 3-pronged package of support for our cultural nonprofit organizations to not only understand and access assistance offered through new Federal Acts, but to also deliver broad and high-touch capacity building services to help organizations in understanding their current financial challenges and crafting a strategy forward.
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