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Tool Kits

Discover and Learn with Equity Toolkits

Deaf Artists & Theatres Toolkit - The DATT serves as a resource and guide to increase innovative collaborations between professional theatre companies and Deaf artists as well as to increase engagement with Deaf audiences.

Change in Action by EIT - Strategic suggestions and 7-step instructionc for creating change! There are suggestions for Educators, Theatres and Festivals, Audiences and Theatre Practitioners, Art Funders, and Administrators. Full Toolkit available HERE (also listed below).

WorkInCulture's Inclusive HR Toolkit - a general online resource addressing human resources practices from the perspective of inclusion. This toolkit includes adaptable and adoptable policy examples, best practices, links, resources, and checklists.

Trans* Inclusive Advocacy, Gender Representation and Discrimination, and What You Can Do - Resources for advocacy provided by GAP Salon, a british group focusing on gender and performance. 

Expanding the Arts: A Guidebook for Working with Artists who are Deaf or have Disabilities - Developed by Canada Council for the Arts, this is a resource for organizations working with people who are Deaf or who have disabilities. It contains information on appropriate terminology, tips, best practices and protocols compiled from a variety of sources. .

Arts and Equity Toolkit - by The Arts & Equity Project, created by the Neighborhood Arts Network, and their 'How To' page - Be sure to look here for "specific professional development opportunities, online learning, lesson plans, funding initiatives, toolkits, reports and information that is relevant to artists and organizations in the community engaged arts sector"

Cultural Diversity in the Media Arts Toolkit - created by the Independent Media Arts Alliance

Artist and Community Collaboration: A Toolkit for Community Projects - by Common Weal Community Arts, this tool kit was developed for people who are 'involved in or undertaking a community project', and focuses on communities that have limited access to the arts.

Inside The Kaleidoscope: A Toolkit & Resource Guide Created by Members of Two-Spirit, Trans, & Queer Communities - created by ArtReach, this toolkit is a revision of an original toolkit that was created by The People Project. It serves as an accompaniment to a workshop we used to deliver with diverse members of our community who had shared their lived experiences and wisdom with youth service providers in Toronto. This helped to create more positive space for Queer, Trans*, 2 Spirit & Kaleidoscope people.

Caring For Yourself is A Radical Act: A Self-Care Guide for Youth Working in Community - created by ArtReach, this tool kit defines self-care as 'creating and maintaining practices that help you sustain your energy and spirit in whatever life path you choose. It also makes you a better friend, community member, lover, partner and

Creating a Workshop: A 4-Step Guide to Making Engaging Workshops - created by ArtReach

A Guide to Engaging the Community in Your Project - by Artscape Youngplace