As a not-for-profit, volunteer-run, charitable, and family-friendly organization working in the arts, the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society aspires to foster an environment that is safe and welcoming for all, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, and physical or mental abilities. Music, and the arts in general, is very well positioned to build bridges, challenge stereotypes, increase understanding, and strengthen empathy. We envision a community with a sustainable and resilient arts sector, reinforced by the presentation of diverse and talented artists.

Our core equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) values help guide how we conduct our work. We strive to design our policies, practices, and programs so that they do not create systemic barriers that are contrary to our values. We endeavour to create and engage spaces, venues, and facilities that are open, audience-friendly, and welcoming to all. Our EDIA values are embedded in our hiring practices, our programming, and our community engagement practices.

Equity – We believe in creating equitable access to our stages.

Diversity – We believe in supporting the work of artists of diverse backgrounds, giving these artists exposure to new audiences.

Inclusion – We believe in engaging diverse voices and perspectives in shaping and furthering the work that we do.

Accessibility – We believe in removing barriers that prevent people who encounter physical, mental, financial, or cultural barriers to participating in the arts.

Passed by the Board of Directors, March 21, 2024