Diversity and Inclusion Policy
Celebrating creativity, diversity of thought and experiences from around the globe are at the core of everything we do at Wildscreen. Our aim is to foster an inclusive workplace that reflects Bristol’s diversity, making sure that everyone feels supported, free to be themselves and able to thrive. This aim extends to the Wildscreen Network, a global platform for the natural history industry, which is an accessible community for industry members globally, our Outreach programmes and the Wildscreen Festival.
Diversity, inclusion and equality are at the forefront of everything we do. This drives us to be more inclusive and accessible across every aspect of the charity, from the people we support in the natural history industry through to our board and our own workforce.
In 2021 we are launching the Wildscreen Emerging Talent Scheme which sets to create a more accessible and inclusive natural history industry. It will empower emerging talent globally with skills, opportunities and experience, ensuring that a diverse group of filmmakers are telling authentic stories about our natural world and inspiring others to protect nature. This scheme will consist of expert-led masterclasses, internships and mentorship opportunities, removing barriers to entry which disproportionately impact individuals from backgrounds already underrepresented within the industry. This includes those who identify as being part of the LGBTQ community, ethnically diverse people, individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds and people living with disabilities will be prioritised; combatting the lack of industry diversity and improving lasting industry accessibility.