Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
PACT Utrecht is a project, based on diversity and inclusivity within the cultural sector of Utrecht. This project is run by its members that try to make the sector more like a reflection of its public. The initiative is made to give a broader perspective on diversity to the community of cultural organisations on all levels. The themes that come back each season are based on Public, Program, Staff and Partners. Each month, there is an event with a different theme. The community of PACT Utrecht has chosen to focus on bicultural diversity for these first 4 years. This way the members of the community of PACT are not overwhelmed by information and advice. Beside the community members, we have created a pool of “Critical Friends” that build bridges between the members of PACT Utrecht and the public that are not within reach of those organisations.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
We have noticed an overall sense of awareness when it comes to diversity. The members of PACT have received allot of new perspectives these past 3 seasons and are now ready to take action, and not only talk about action. Our pool of “Critical Friends” are now ready to take on larger projects and build even bigger bridges between the communities that the members of PACT cannot reach.