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Naughty Noodle Fun Haus commit to confronting racism and discrimination, to employing and celebrating work by people who are ethnically and culturally diverse and who experience racism, and to creating:

  1. Responsibility  Naughty Noodle Fun Haus  acknowledge that people have experienced long-standing underrepresentation, inequalities, discrimination and micro-aggression as a result of their skin colour, ethnicity and/or faith. We take responsibility for driving change in our organisation and in its artforms specifically across the Central Coast of NSW. Specific actions and targets are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion plan which will be regularly reviewed and updated by the Executive team.
  2. Zero tolerance – Racism and discrimination will not be tolerated at the Naughty Noodle Fun Haus and will be confronted. We will support and empower staff and artists to challenge, report and take immediate action in response to racist language or behaviour at any level in the organisation and in interactions with customers and partners. We have clear grievance and customer complaints procedures. Staff concerns can also be raised anonymously via the board. All issues raised will be taken seriously and investigated. Equality and inclusion will be stated requirements in job descriptions, tender processes and contracts; our commitment to eliminating racism will be clear to everyone who comes to work with us.
  3. Self-education – All staff, contractors and volunteers  at all levels are encouraged to take  deeper exploration of specific issues and leadership responsibilities making an honest appraisal of links to imperialism and racial stereotyping, and acknowledging hurt caused.
  4. Setting expectations – We will address the perception that, white is the ‘norm’. We will celebrate the contribution of ethnically diverse people , today and throughout history, across our website, social media, print, films, front and back of house displays and recruitment material. We will delivery “diversity as the norm”, not the exception, in production, design and in our protocols.  We will also ensure our working practices, environment and support offer for teams, artists, volunteers are inclusive for those who practice different faiths.
  5. Evolving the canon – The work we choose to place on the Naughty Noodle Fun Haus stages influences; the version of contemporary Arts & Culture  we present to people and specifically young people  is the version they will take forward as the audiences and artists of the future. We will commission practitioners from ethnic and cultural backgrounds that have been under-represented  and raise the profile of ethnically diverse people and their work within our sector, with audiences and learners to make a generational shift in whose stories get heard.
  6. Diversity in decision-making – We will sustain our track record in appointing more diverse people across the board making it a priority to address historic under-representation. We are exploring new models for bringing more diverse perspectives to our artistic programmes.
  7. Equality backstage – We will draw on data and staff experiences to assess  impacts , continue removing unnecessary criteria from job descriptions, and extend advertising to reach a more diverse pool of candidates. We will take action to level the playing field for ethnically and culturally diverse people, both as job applicants and in their progression to senior roles and artists inclusion.
  8. Equality on stage – We have set stretching targets for employing ethnically diverse people as creative practitioners and will introduce new targets for performers, becoming more specific in how we define and monitor diversity.
  9. Youth talent – We will increase the number of programs for marginalised and intersectional young people.
  10. Accountability – Increasing ethnic diversity, creating an inclusive environment and dismantling racism will be included in everything we do and this pledge sets out our overall commitment and approach to racial equality,
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