Glasgow, United Kingdom. Embedding anti-racism in the city’s cultural heritage.
Racism is a centuries-old systematic way of thinking deeply embedded in Western society, which is extremely difficult to change. Addressing this through cultural heritage required new practices and ways of working. Glasgow City Council regards diversity and racial equality with increasing importance, which is reflected in its cultural policy for the city.
In 2017, the Glasgow City Council created a new role to tackle racism and inequality. The Agent for Change, also known as Senior Arts, Music manager in charge of diversity, aims at improving racial diversity across the city’s cultural scene.