BCMA’s Brain offers a collection of learning resources suitable for museums of all shapes and sizes.
Help keep our collective Brain active and growing by sharing your ideas for new resources and innovative practices here.
- An Equity Audit is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that assesses diversity, equity, and inclusion for schools, nonprofit organizations, and companies
- Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion (Canadian Museums Association (CMA) resolution from the 2019 Annual General Meeting – all museums are encouraged to embrace this statement and policy position which includes acknowledgement of the unjust treatment of Indigenous communities
- Neighbourhood Arts Network Arts Equity Toolkit
- Inclusion 2025: A Practitioner’s Guide to Inclusive Museums
- Roundup (Issue 265): Cultural Connections: Promoting Diversity (BCMA, Summer 2016)
- Roundup (Issue 279): Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in B.C’s Cultural Sector (BCMA, Fall 2020)
- Accessibility and the Arts: A Series of Community Conversations from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria can be found here
- Rod Naknakim Declaration (BCMA, 2017)
- Museums as sites for social action toolkit
- Board Diversity Training toolkit
- LEAN Canada – Leadership Emergency Arts Network Information for Organizations
- Respecting Focus: A Behavior Guide for Intelligent Systems
- Designing for Guidance
- Inclusive Design Toolkit
- Valuable Webinars:
- An Introduction to Brave Spaces, free!
- Diversity & Community Support in Membership & Visitor Services, free!
- Striving Towards an Equitable Future: Addressing Systemic Injustice as a Cultural Organization, free!
- NEW Through the Lens – Cultivating Safe Spaces with Elaine Alec, Wednesday, January 20, 10:00 AM PST, Registration is free!
- NEW Through the Lens: Co-Creating Spaces of Belonging with Laura Bulk, Monday, January 25, 10:00 AM PST, Registration is free!
Black and POC
- Operationalizing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in your Nonprofit tips can be found here
- A valuable article titled “Black people don’t go to galleries”
- An article titled “Challenging Assumptions and Practices in Board Diversity” with the accompanying Governance for Social Impact panel discussion.
- A Step-by-Step Guide to Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion can be found here
- This comprehensive guide outlines the theory and tools for practice towards creating greater equity within the museum field.
- BC Government Anti-Racism Network and FAQ can be found here
- How to intervene in a racist attack
- Fighting Racism and Unconscious Bias toolkit
- Multidisciplinary space for creative explorations, featuring work by Indigenous, Black and People of Colour artists can be found here, their latest magazine issue can be explored here, and their video library from past programming can be explored here
- Museum Professionals of Colour Facebook group can be found here
- BC Black History Awareness Society has some great resources for teachers, educators, students and researchers that can be found here.
- Canada’s Institutional Racism Problem is Also Embedded in Its Museums — How Can We Address It?
- Valuable Webinars:
- Unpacking Systemic Racism: Making Meaning of this Moment, free!
- Whiteness at Work, free!
- Racism, Unrest, and the Role of the Museum Field, free!
- #MuseumsAreNotNeutral: White Supremacy in Museums and Calls to Immediate Action free!
- NEW Through the Lens – I Am Because You Are vs I Am Because You’re Not with Trophy & Dia, Wednesday, February 10, 10:00 AM PST, Registration is free!
- NEW Through the Lens: Anti-Blackness after 2020 with Sacha Medine, Wednesday, March 10, 10:00 AM PST, Registration is free!
BCMA’s Brain offers a collection of resources suitable for Indigenous communities, cultural centres and museums of all shapes and sizes on our new Indigenous Culture & Heritage Resource Portal.
These resources can be found here:
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