Poverty Proofing© Culture

With participation falling in line with financial circumstances*, creating services and experiences inclusive of those living in poverty often presents a significant challenge for cultural organisations. In contrast, access to culture can increase social inclusion, giving cultural organisations a powerful role to play in the wider solutions to poverty in their communities.

For organisations wanting to take informed, effective action our Poverty Proofing© cultural organisations team can support teams within cultural organisations to listen to the experiences of their visitors, communities, staff, volunteers and trustees on how poverty impacts them. We can then provide tailored guidance, built on evidence and tested methods, on what actions can support improvement in areas such as access, participation, experience and long-term engagement.