Norms, equality and diversity

This digital resource is part of Balansmerket, Balansekunst’s program for a safer environment in arts and culture. The resource is for organisations that want to participate in the program, and for everyone else who wants to learn more about anti-discrimination and work for equality and diversity.
Illustration of abstract head shapes in grey, turquiose, pink, red and beige. There's also a figure of an ear. Some of the heads have small hats on. They are facing each other.

Clicking trough, reading and reflecting on the course takes about two to four hours. Follow the black arrow or press the arrow keys on the keyboard, and you will be guided through the course.

You can divide the course by visiting different chapters via the menu. For example, you can spread the course over several days, and read some course chapters each day. You choose whether you want to immerse yourself in the material by clicking further via links in the text.

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Balansekunst is a collaboration between over 170 arts and culture companies that work together for equality and diversity in the cultural sector.

Arts and culture needs a diversity of perspectives and voices. Art inspires, entertains and often teaches us things about ourselves, and about the world around us. It's important that arts and culture is accessible and inclusive for everyone, so that we get all the stories from all the talents, and can experience arts and culture with many different perspectives.

We want a society where everyone has the same opportunities. So we must break down barriers that make it more difficult for some to succeed in the industry. Everyone in society should be able to find role models to look up to, and everyone should be able to feel safe in arts and culture.

Art has a unique influence on the rest of society. Representative and diverse films, music, books, visual arts and performing arts create role models and can be a catalyst for equality.

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