Our Ethos

Our Ethos

The Arts Society is an organisation for everyone who appreciates the arts in all their various forms. That mutual interest is what binds us together as we work to achieve our charitable goals. 

We want to create a culture within The Arts Society that respects and celebrates our differences, asserts that there is more that unites us than divides us, and recognises the strength that comes from diversity and inclusivity. 

We understand that some aspects of the arts can be controversial and do not reflect the society in which we now live. This might be uncomfortable for many of us. However, our  educational brief makes it important to challenge perceptions and we stand by our obligation to do that. We aspire to play a positive role in these necessary discussions. 

We want everyone to feel welcome at our meetings, in our volunteering activities and at our workplace. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment or bullying. 

Our members come from different walks of life, cultures and countries and we truly believe the arts are for everybody. We want our members, staff and volunteers to reflect the communities from which they come and we are working hard to increase the diversity of our membership, and widening access to our volunteering opportunities and our educational services. 

We recognise there is more we can do and we are committed to maintaining and working on our aspirations for inclusion and diversity as an important part of our agenda both now and in the future.