Action Hero become an NPO and share their ethical policy

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Bristol-based Action Hero – the collaboration of live art and performance makers Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse – have this week become an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) and announced their ethical working policy.

It outlines how they will work. They have had one since 2011, but updated it last summer and have now made it public.

It begins:

'What Do We Believe In.
 
Action Hero is Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse. This means the values of Gemma and James (we, us) are the values of Action Hero.
 
We believe in respecting people and treating them with kindness and humanity. We commit to holding equality at the centre of our practice (and beyond) as an active work ethic that needs our constant attention.
 
We want to be upfront and transparent, and to be honest and open with our time
and resources. We will advocate for artists, and where we have access to decision-making spaces and others do not, we will invite others in to advocate for themselves. We want to emphasise generosity and cooperation as the foundations of success...'
 
 

You can read the whole of their inspiring policy here.

 

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