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POLICIES

Blended City works together with our founders, board members, funders and stakeholders to enrich communities through creating a safe space for visual and performing artists.  We believe our mission is most effectively fulfilled through a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness as a core value and practice. We maintain that building and sustaining diversity requires an ongoing commitment to inclusion that must find full expression in our organizational culture, values, norms and behaviors. Throughout our work, we support diversity across all lines of difference, including age, economic circumstance, ethnicity, sex, race, range of ability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression. We aim to lead by example, viewing and encouraging diversity as a fundamental and abiding strength of the communities we serve.

Blended City recognizes that its effectiveness will be enhanced, and its mission well served when the practice of inclusion is reflected in all aspects of the organization and specifically when:

  • Board Membership: Our Board of Directors reflects the rich and growing diversity of our state and its regions, and the 501c3 nonprofit sector.

  • Programming: We create and implement programs using our awareness of cultural differences and treat all clients with respect. We seek engagement and input from the board members in our corporate family, employees, members, funders, and other stakeholders to ensure that our programs are aligned with mission, impactful, and inclusive.

  • Policies and Procedures: Our commitment to inclusiveness is evident in our organizational policies and procedures, as part of our strategic plan, and within our organizational goals.

  • Employment: Our staffing at every level of the organization is reflective of the diversity in the communities we serve. Associated recruitment and hiring practices reflect a commitment to the value of inclusion. We foster a workplace that respects each individual, seeks and values diverse perspectives, and ensures each employee can actively contribute to fulfilling the organization’s mission.

  • Funders and Donors: We share our commitment to inclusion as the core value and practice this with all current and potential funders and donors and Blended City encourages our contributors to consider and embrace these principals as well.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Prohibition Against Sexual Harassment 

Blended City strives to maintain a workplace that is free from illegal discrimination and harassment. While all forms of harassment are prohibited, it is the organization’s policy to emphasize that sexual harassment is specifically prohibited. Any member of Blended City who engages in discriminatory or harassing conduct towards is subject to removal from the organization and deny access to any and all current and future engagements. Complaints alleging misconduct on the part of any member will be investigated promptly and as confidentially as possible by a task force of unrelated members appointed by the leadership team.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Blended City Creative Company Inc. (Blended City) equal opportunity employer policy reflects our commitment to ensure equality and promote diversity in the workplace. This equal employment opportunity policy is the pillar of a healthy and productive workplace. Everyone should feel supported and valued to work productively so we are invested in treating everyone with respect and consideration. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we provide the same opportunities for hiring, advancement and benefits to everyone without discriminating due to protected characteristics like: Age, Sex / Gender, Sexual orientation, Ethnicity / Nationality, Religion, Disability, Medical history.

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