Diversity & Inclusion Policy

JAM is committed to a comprehensive Diversity & Inclusion Policy in employment of freelancers, staff, performers, artists and composers in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities without regard to gender, marital status, having or not having dependents, disability, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation or religion/belief. We aim to maximise diversity and inclusivity to people of all ages, class, geography, backgrounds and dis/ability to experience JAM’s work.

JAM works tirelessly to involve as wide a spectrum of composers, performers and artists as possible, as well as reaching out to as wide an audience as possible. We believe that equal opportunity is fundamental to achieving our aims and activities. We aim to maximise diversity and inclusivity through-out all that we do, amongst all with whom we work, audiences we target and perform to, as well as venues we perform in.

Employment

JAM is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities in employment of staff, performers, artists and composers in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities without regard to gender, marital/civil partnership status, having or not having dependents, gender reassignment, disability, race, age, sexual orientation or religion/belief or lack of any religion/belief.

We are opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. All who work with JAM will be treated fairly and will not be discriminated against on any of the above grounds. Decisions about recruitment and selection, promotion, training or any other benefit are made objectively and without unlawful discrimination. We recognise that the provision of equal opportunities is not only good management practice, it also makes for an inclusive, open and productive environment in which all persons are treated with respect. Our equal opportunities policy will help all those who work with us to develop to their full potential. Their talents and resources will be utilised fully to maximise the enrichment of their experience and new music-making as a whole.

All involved with JAM receive equally favourable treatment on grounds relevant to good employment practice. JAM encourages open dialogue of comments and complaints and will take appropriate action to address any such matters.

Third parties

JAM will collaborate with like-minded organisations to achieve a diverse and approachable programme of the arts, open-minded choice of performers, and far-reaching marketing activity to encourage a cultural diversity in its audience.

Audiences

As above, JAM will implement a multi-media marketing strategy to reach a targeted yet wide spectrum of people and drive audience development. In addition to hearing performances live, JAM will make extracts of its activity available digitally giving access to people of all ages, class, geography and dis/ability to experience JAM’s work.

Venues

JAM will ensure that all venues – where possible - in which it performs have suitable facilities for all members of the public.

Monitoring and Review

At least annually, JAM reviews its equal opportunities delivery and takes action as necessary; for example, the choice of commission, review of where submissions are coming from, diversity of programming.

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