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Equity Priority Policy

The Nelson and District Arts Council has adopted an Equity Priority Policy, which states that if there are multiple well-assessed applications of equal merit but insufficient funds in the budget to support all deserving candidates, projects proposed by artists that self-identify as belonging to one of the Nelson and District Arts Council’s equity priority groups or that primarily involve or serve artists from these groups will be prioritized.

Individual applicants that self-identify on the Voluntary Self-Identification Question on our Application Form as belonging to one (or more) of the Nelson and District Arts Council’s equity priority groups are automatically considered for this equity measure.

Note that when applying its Equity Priority Policy, the Nelson and District Arts Council acknowledges intersectionality and the varying degree of equity-related challenges or barriers that individuals belonging to equity-seeking groups experience. The Nelson and District Arts Council thus ensures that each application receives appropriate contextual consideration.