John Hansard Gall ery
DIVERSITY ACTION PLAN
This Diversity Action Plan is to be revised and updated on an annual basis and should be referred to in
conjunction with the 2007-2008 Diversity Policy. This Action Plan has been created as a result of the
Gallery’s ongoing foundation work integrating diversity within the organisation.
Objectives: October 2007 – October 2008
1. Monitoring & Marketing:
ISSUE identified -
To streamline the monitoring of the gallery’s audiences, participants and artists in order to establish who currently
attends the gallery and those whom the organisation needs to work more with.
Combined audience development / research project with Audience Development South East (ADSE).
ISSUE identified –
To create more opportunities for deaf and disabled artists to create and exhibit work with the John Hansard Gallery.
Offsite ‘Go-Make’ artist residency at the WEA (Workers Education) Clovelly Centre with Disability Arts Development
Agency – South (Dada-South) and Southampton City Council. This project is part supported by an Awards for All grant.
The Clovelly Centre is based in St. Mary’s which has a large minority ethnic community. This project also aims to
promote disability awareness and equality within minority ethnic communities.
ISSUE identified –
a). Create more learning opportunities in partnership with Wessex youth Offending Team (WYOT) for young offenders
on Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programmes (ISSP), through delivery of the Arts Awards, which (as an
outcome of the WYOT Arts Summer College in July 2007 which the Gallery was involved in) has proven to help reduce
or stop repeat offending.
b). Develop and implement the Gallery’s first community cohesion related project, which embeds our continued work on
promoting race equality in the Southampton North area.
a). Work on a year long project delivering the Arts Awards for young people on ISSP through WYOT.
b). Delivery of the Community Cohesion / Race Equality CONNECTPort project, creating an animation led by project
artist Elroy Simmons, in collaboration with Swaythling Youth Centre and the Swaythling Neighbourhood Centre Over
50s Club, exploring the Port City exhibition looking at issues of mobility, migration and contemporary slavery. Project
funded by the University of Southampton.
ISSUE identified –
To ensure that all new staff joining the organisation during October 07 – January 08 have an understanding of diversity
and how it relates to the Gallery’s own policy and way of working.
Delivery of equal opportunities training for new staff (to be recruited this year) and update on Diversity Policies.
Deliverable Success Resources / Timescale Sign-Off By Diversity Area
Objective 1. Streamlined Staff time in Diagnostic in Stephen Foster ALL
Monitoring & monitoring and meetings and September Adrian Hunt
Marketing audience administration 2007, visitor Ronda Gowland
development with ADSE. diversity data Ros Carter
strategies are in capturing during ALL Gallery
place for all No costs. Port City (Nov 07 Assistants
aspects of JHG – Jan 2008) with
activities. pilot strategies in
on all areas of
Objective 2. Residency work £4,800 from Commences Stephen Foster Disability
Exhibitions is completed and Awards for All November 2007 Ronda Gowland Equality and
achieves project plus £10,000 with celebration Race Equality.
aims by creating ACE funding exhibition in the
more from Dada- Spring 2008 at
programming South. JHG.
opportunities for Support from
artists and Southampton
promoting City Council,
disability equality WEA Clovelly
with participant Centre and JHG.
and impact on
Objective 3. a). Achievement £400 for delivery WYOT Arts Ronda Gowland Social Inclusion
Education of Arts Awards of Arts Awards Awards; October and Race
for at least 10 and Gallery staff 2007 – October Equality.
young offenders. time. 2008.
b). Successful £10,000 from the CONNECTPort Social Inclusion
completion of University of commence and Race
collaboratively Southampton for October 2007 – Equality.
produced CONNECTPort completion 26th
animation from project plus January 2008.
the community Gallery staff
cohesion project time.
Over 50s Club.
Objective 4. All new staff Resources – In – house Stephen Foster ALL
Governance recruited gain an staff time for in- training of new Ros Carter
awareness of house training staff by the Adrian Hunt
diversity issues from accredited Gallery Diversity
and ALL staff Diversity Trainer Trainer in Note: ALL staff
have had an with Diversity January 2008, to are required to
update and copy Policy updates. be completed in ensure they
of the JHG first year by have received
Diversity Policy October 2008. appropriate
and Action Plan. Diversity Policy training.