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The Areva Report: Anti-Racism and Equity in the Visual Arts, A report by Jack Ky Tan for CVAN London and Iniva

The AREVA report sets out a new approach to tackling racism and inequity in the visual arts sector, and makes recommendations for a long-term, anti-racist development scheme to be adopted by arts institutions.

Written by artist Dr Jack Ky Tan, the report is the culmination of a knowledge exchange project initiated by CVAN London (Contemporary Visual Arts Network) in collaboration with Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) and funded by Arts Council England, exploring how arts organisations may establish and support anti-racist and equitable working practices. The project was started following increasing reports of racist incidents experienced by artists and cultural workers in the sector, and the desire expressed by CVAN’s members to create a meaningful, proactive response to bring about change.

This research is part of a wider programme being developed by CVAN, Fair + Equitable (F+E), a five- year programme and commitment to instituting equity within the visual arts sector in England. The focus is on equipping the sector to actively facilitate change, to ensure that work to foster equity is not simply a time-limited investment priority for funders and organisations but is thoroughly embedded into organisational practices across the sector. Above all else, this shift towards equity in the visual arts sector asks for organisations and stakeholders to take consistent and committed action, starting today.

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