Unlock is an interactive online system that allows organisations and individuals to chart and track their own actions on creating anti-racist change. This system was created by Inc Arts, with £20,000 support from us, as an inclusive accountability framework for the UK’s creative and cultural sector. It is the result of the anti-racism conference Speak-Listen-Reset-Heal that took place in autumn of 2020 and is based on suggestions for change made by those with lived experience of racism in the arts. The framework also facilitates Inc Arts to support the sector through tracking and monitoring and providing effective, targeted support.
Unlock gathers the recommendations, demands and suggestions of those most affected by racism in the arts sector, and creates a series of actions that arts and cultural organisations can take to make their places of creative practice more inclusive. Individuals can choose which actions to take, and how long they can enact them in their organisation, after which they receive an analysis of their choices framed in comparison with the actions chosen by other organisations in the arts and cultural sector.