Fane stands in solidarity with Black people, and all those that experience racism globally. We pledge our commitment to be actively anti-racist and a driver of positive change both within our company and our industry, now and always. Silence is not an option.
We are privileged to have been able to take the time to reflect over this past week on how we can further the fight for justice with a sustainable, practical and long-term approach.
Now, more than ever, we are determined to provide platforms for marginalised voices. We must ensure that our cultural, entertaining and educational experiences are made accessible to all. We recognise that we have a unique role to play in the Arts industry as a company whose work is largely centred around conversations; this presents us with an opportunity and responsibility to cultivate and uphold these important discussions.
We have therefore begun our educational journey about systemic racism and white supremacy through reading, listening and discussion on both a personal and organisational level. We realise that we can, and must, do better. In a time where the future of our industry is so uncertain, we also want to ensure that we are not paying lip service, making promises we can’t keep, so we are starting with several initial points of action that we can implement during COVID-19, including: collaborating with new racial justice organisations, reviewing internal practices, looking at what changes we will make to our recruitment and training processes, and cultivating new creative endeavours that amplify Black voices.
Fane want to be held accountable for our pledge to drive positive change and will be publishing what we have implemented on a quarterly basis, as well as staying focussed on what more we can do.