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“…the artist is that agent for connection and it is up to organizations and companies to situate the artist and our communities into the centre of that conversation…”

~ Sherry Yoon, Boca del Lupo

About the Project

Equity in Cultural Policy is a community-based research which explores the strategies employed by Indigenous, Black, and racialized cultural entrepreneurs in Western Canada to contribute to social good and community-building with their art. Their experiences are critical for the making of a more inclusive cultural policy in Canada.


Panel on April 14: Exploring an Equitable Cultural Policy

Do you identify as a Black, Indigenous or racialized self-employed artist? Do you find the existing cultural policies in Canada supportive of your art and community partnerships? Join us for a panel discussion with arts practitioners, managers, and …

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Webinar: A Virtual Conversation

Canadian cultural policy – how did we get here? how do we move forward? In this virtual conversation, Sarah Garton Stanley and Yvette Nolan talk about the tall shadow of the Massey Report, the shifting landscape, and how Canadian cultural policy is r…

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Virtual Conversation Summary

Sarah Garton Stanley and Yvette Nolan discuss Canadian cultural policy, how we got here and how we move forward. Hosted by Taiwo Afolabi and Deniz Ünsal. In this virtual conversation, Yvette Nolan and Sarah Garton Stanley discussed the tall shadow of…

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Panel review: Exploring an Equitable Cultural Policy

On April 14th 2023, Taiwo Afolabi and Deniz Unsal facilitated a panel discussion titled "Exploring an Equitable Cultural Policy" at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC. Along with self-employed artists from Indigenous, Black and racialised communities…

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This research project is supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council