Fife Contemporary is an independent visual art & craft organisation based in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland and delivers a programme through partnerships and several locations or outlets in Fife and also online through their digital service.

 

Fife Contemporary made a public statement on their stance to reject racism, support the Black Lives Matter movement and committed to a range of actions to become more inclusive across their programme of work, their choice of partners and in the promotion and engagement of people in art opportunities, exhibitions and events.

 

During the lockdown months, the Fife Contemporary team took part in training and online workshops delivered by Fife Centre for Equalities to develop their team’s skills, knowledge and understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion across all the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010.

 

The team has taken up the ‘learning by doing approach’ and has since also been working to strengthen the inclusivity of its programme and all the people involved with the organisation.

 

The Fife Contemporary has used their learning to devise their Equality Action Plan for the next three years and have also decided to embark on the Silver Award challenge as part of their continuous learning and development.

 

Nina Munday, Chief Executive of Fife Centre for Equalities says:

“I would like to congratulate and commend Fife Contemporary on their Equality Pathfinder Bronze Award. Over the past year, they have followed through their commitment as a team to develop their skills in inclusive practice as well as their understanding of equality and diversity.  Fife Contemporary has always been very committed in advancing equality and inclusion.  As part of Equality Pathfinders programme, they will be able to evidence and share their equality journey with people of Fife.”

 

Diana Sykes, Director, Fife Contemporary says:

“The Equality Pathfinders programme provides an invaluable structure in which to learn, reflect and identify ways in which we can develop our Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion plans into effective action.” 

 

About the Equality Pathfinders
Equality Pathfinders are organisations taking part in a voluntary and non-competitive recognition scheme leading the way in making Fife a fair, equal and inclusive place to live, work and study.

The local recognition scheme is open to organisations of any sector and size. Some of our current awards holders are Active Schools Fife, who hold a Silver Award and Bronze Award holders include Kingdom Housing Group, Sky Dunfermline Contact Centre and the Hill of Beath Hawthorn F.C.

To find out more about the Equality Pathfinders scheme, the participants and how to sign up, visit our website at:
https://centreforequalities.org.uk/get-involved/equality-pathfinders/