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The arts play a vital role in creating a culture of welcome, challenging the status quo and shaping the kind of society we hope to live in.

City of Sanctuary UK is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Sanctuary in Arts resource pack which was developed in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts. The resource pack aims to better equip art organisations working with refugees in their practice, from community arts organisations through to national theatres and everything in-between.

The resource pack is rich with inspirational case studies from the arts sector providing examples of embedding diversity and inclusion into their work. It includes community arts practice developing welcome in museums, small theatre companies and large theatres and is based on the developing experience within the City of Sanctuary network through the provision of Arts of Sanctuary Awards.

The resource pack can be downloaded for free from this link.  We welcome feedback to inform a 2nd edition and we welcome your case studies of good practice to share on our website. We recognise the powerful potential for arts to effect positive social change and this is reflected in the resource pack.