(Team) Work In Practice

Collective insights, ideas, and challenges to drive socio-economic inclusivity in your organisation.

Over 2020-2022, the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme supported 50 salaried jobs in arts and cultural organisations across the UK, for individuals from working class/low socio-economic backgrounds. This new Toolkit has been created using the insights and experiences of the Fellows and Alumni of this programme.

(Team) Work In Practice: Collective insights, ideas, and challenges to drive socio-economic inclusivity in your organisation is for employers and decision-makers in the arts and cultural sectors, as well as policy-makers, funders and all those who are interested in understanding what inclusion means in practice.

This resource will reflect and amplify the voices of the 51 Fellows, as well as Fellows from previous editions of the programme, on ‘what works’ in creating an inclusive workplace for people from working class and low socio-economic backgrounds in our sector.

The Toolkit covers the end-to-end experience of being a Fellow, including recruitment, induction, support in post, professional development, and onward progression.

The national launch of the Toolkit will take place at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, on Tuesday 7 March. The launch will be in-person and livestreamed, and the Toolkit will be made available in Welsh as well as a variety of accessible formats, including print, audio, and digital. Find out more about the launch event.

Read more about the process of creation and the toolkit.