Amid the turbulence of 2020, millions of people turned to poetry to make sense of a rapidly shifting world. For Forward, it reinforced the importance of working towards a society where individuals and communities can develop their innate creativity, agency and understanding through the making and sharing of poetry.

We believe poetry is for everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, maternity and pregnancy, race, religion, class and sexual orientation. For this reason, our approach to our poetry commissions and recruitment is shaped by a commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion.

Across 2021, we are working to more actively and strategically embed inclusion in every facet of our practice. We particularly welcome applications for vacancies from black and minority ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented within the arts, and we commit to continue to review our processes to ensure that our organisation more closely reflects the society it serves.


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