The case for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the visual arts is rooted in the idea that art should reflect the diversity of the world we live in. Art has the power to challenge assumptions, create empathy, and foster understanding, but this can only be achieved if artists from all backgrounds are given the opportunity to create and exhibit their work.
A lack of representation for artists from diverse backgrounds has perpetuated stereotypes and limited the range of voices and perspectives that are heard in the art world. It is therefore important to consider what is EDI and what is not, why EDI is important and reflect on how EDI can affect your practice.
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