Delight aims to reflect the communities that we support in the work that we create. Inclusivity for all children is at the heart of every programme we deliver.
We want to create a working environment that is safe and welcoming to everyone, that treats all people equally and with respect, and that is unafraid to change and develop to be more representative of our communities.
What are the arts?
Delight programmes include artists’ question and answer sessions so children can learn about the journey to becoming professional actors, dancers or artists.
We have created an online interactive presentation ‘What are the arts?’ to break down preconceptions surrounding ‘the arts’ and make them accessible to everyone.
The close ties we have with our arts partners and schools enable us to learn from those people who have direct experience in supporting children with a range of learning or physical needs. Through constant conversation and evaluation, we continue to develop and refine our programme content to ensure that every aspect of every programme is accessible to all the children.
Delight will evaluate the impact of our Signed Supported English films and look to include this access across all filmed resources.
We are looking into software for our website which will allow for customisations in a way that works for individuals’ access needs.
We will work with a range of employment agencies and offer a variety of opportunities and contracts to be an open and inclusive employer.
Our governing board will develop to offer opportunities for those currently underrepresented. We will support our arts partners in their journey to ensure artists working in Delight partner schools are representative of the communities we work with.