Inclusion and Diversity Policy

1. Introduction

At Audiama, we believe that diverse voices make richer stories. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where all individuals, irrespective of their backgrounds and differences, can thrive creatively and professionally.

2. Purpose

This policy aims to define and guide our commitment to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion across all levels and functions of our company. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels valued, heard, and empowered.

3. Scope

This policy applies to all Audiama Productions employees, freelancers, contractors, visitors, and collaborators.

4. Our Commitment

4.1 Representation: 

We strive for representation that reflects the rich diversity of Cardiff, Wales, and the world beyond. This applies not only to our workforce but also to the stories we produce and the voices we amplify.

4.2 Equal Opportunity:

All employment decisions are based on merit, competence, and business needs. Discrimination or harassment based on race, gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic is not tolerated.

4.3 Inclusive Environment: 

We commit to fostering a workplace where everyone can be their authentic self and where different perspectives are valued.

5. Implementation

5.1 Recruitment:

Job postings will be shared widely to reach diverse audiences. Selection processes will be bias-free, and diverse interview panels will be used where possible.

5.2 Training: 

Training will be provided to all staff on unconscious bias, cultural awareness and inclusive practices. New employees will undergo inclusion and diversity orientation.

5.3 Storytelling:

We will actively seek and promote stories from diverse backgrounds, ensuring a rich tapestry of narratives that resonate with a broad audience.

5.4 Partnerships: 

We will collaborate with diverse writers, directors and organizations to enhance our inclusive ethos.

6. Reporting & Feedback

6.1 Mechanism:

Employees can report any incident of discrimination or bias, either directly or anonymously. An impartial committee will address concerns, ensuring confidentiality and fairness.

6.2 Feedback:

We encourage open dialogue and welcome suggestions to improve our inclusion and diversity practices.

7. Responsibilities

7.1 Management:

Leadership will set the tone, ensuring policies are implemented and regularly reviewing progress.

7.2 Inclusion and Diversity Officer:

A designated officer will oversee the implementation of the policy, track diversity metrics, and facilitate training.

7.3 Employees:

All staff are responsible for upholding this policy, ensuring a respectful and inclusive environment for everyone.

8. Collaboration and Outreach

We will partner with community groups, educational institutions and other organizations in Cardiff and Wales to promote diversity in the arts and create opportunities for underrepresented individuals.

9. Celebrating Diversity

Throughout the year, we'll celebrate diverse cultures, heritages, and events, creating awareness and appreciation for the rich tapestry of backgrounds that make up our team and audience.

10. Continuous Improvement

We recognize that the landscape of diversity and inclusion is evolving. We commit to regularly reviewing and updating this policy, adapting to new understandings and best practices.

11. Conclusion

We want Audiama to stand as a beacon for storytelling in its most genuine form. Through our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we ensure that our stories resonate universally, broadening everyone’s horizons. 

Reviewed March 2023