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Good practice

Platforma Manifesto – an overview of good practice approaches 

Refugee Action Good Practice – a broad range of advice and guidance for refugee and asylum organisations

Sanctuary in the Arts Resource Pack – from City of Sanctuary

Refugee Week / Platforma Monthly Meet-Ups: Fundraising ; Offline and ‘hybrid’ approaches to creative projects

Refugee Week “Slow Conference” 2021 resources and films including Beyond Storytelling

Arts and Uncertainty : designing creative interventions in times of crisis – a toolkit from Ettijahat Independent Culture

Rules and regulations

Working in the UK while an asylum case is considered – “You will not normally be allowed to work while we consider your asylum application…” official government gudiance

Permission to work and volunteering for asylum seekers – Home Office gudiance

Volunteering and the law – Sport England guidance (ie how to ensure volunteers are not considered as employees)

Research reports

The Stuart Hall Foundation Race Report (2021) : A new review, written by Stephen D. Ashe, summarising the findings of the numerous inquiries that have looked at racial inequalities across British society in the past 40 years.

“It’s more than just black people on a stage”: Barriers to and opportunities for meaningful collaboration across the arts, migration and social justice sectors (Selina Nwulu, Counterpoints Arts 2021)

Refuge in a Moving World: Tracing refugee and migrant journeys across disciplines (UCL Press, 2020)

Everybody wants a refugee on stage: Conversations around contemporary artistic engagement with migration (IETM, 2019)

Culture for the Inclusion of Refugees and Migrants Handbook on Best Practices from Regions (Assembly of European Regions, 2018)

Networks and national organisations

Counterpoints Arts

Refugee Week

City of Sanctuary

Refugee Council

Refugee Action




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