Magic Me has spent over 30 years bringing together culturally diverse groups to exchange experiences through art activities. Yet it remains a majority White British organisation working in the charity and arts sectors, which are also institutionally white.
During 2021/2022, we recruited and worked with an experienced anti-racism consultant on completing an audit of Magic Me’s to review our practices and create an anti-racist action plan with recommendations, this report was published in October 2021. Nearly a year on, we have published a progress report to provide background on what has happened, what prompted Magic Me to take this move towards anti-racism and an update on where we are currently with the action plan and what the plans are for the future.
We are grateful to our artists, staff and trustees who have shared their insights and experiences of Magic Me. We know as an organisation, there is still more learning to do and we hope you will continue to work with us, and challenge us, so we can do better.
You can read the report here.