Equity Audits & Organization Structure Review

Equity Audits & Organization Structure Review

Calgary Arts Development is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for a series of equity audits and an organization structure review.

We are undergoing an organizational transformation spurred by our increased focus on equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA), the doubling of our budget in 2019, and the acquisition of the public art program in early 2021.

Our team has been working towards creating shared environments where all people can feel safe, heard, and validated. A sensitivity to the lived experiences of diverse, marginalized, and equity-seeking people is very important as we continue valuing EDIA in all aspects of our work.

To continue this work, Calgary Arts Development is seeking the services of external consultants to undertake an organization-wide review and equity audits. The results we are seeking include recommendations about the ideal organizational structure to reflect our culture and values and to better serve the sector, as well as strategies on how best to achieve our EDIA and programmatic goals in service to arts communities and sector. It is understood that the contracted consultant may need to subcontract other consultants to ensure the EDIA audits are led by members of the prioritized groups: Indigenous, Black, people of colour, those who identify as 2SLGBTQIAP+, and persons with disabilities.

The work is to be conducted over approximately three months beginning as soon as possible in 2021. We encourage all interested parties to visit our classifieds for more information and full details.

The deadline for responses is October 15, 2021, at 11:59pm MT and all questions can be directed to Lesley Hinger, General Manager, Calgary Arts Development, at lesley.hinger@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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