This year, we asked you to share your stories of how disabled people have been involved, included and helped create a kinder world in 2020.
Bank of America supports over 2,000 cultural institutions worldwide and run’s the Art of Connecting Programme, which offers employees special access to some of the finest cultural institutions.
In recent months, the Art of Connecting programme has pivoted to online, in order to deliver and provide access to a dynamic series of virtual talks and online exhibition tours, festivals and theatre productions.
Highlights in the UK include a virtual walkthrough of the Bank of America sponsored Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern and a virtual event with the curator of Somerset House’s Leila Alaoui exhibition giving a live broadcast, private tour and Q&A hosted in observance of Black History Month, allowing our colleagues to engage online.
This move to online has increased the accessibility of the programme benefits for employees and their family and friends, including disabled colleagues who may not ordinarily be able to visit these institutions in person. It has also created greater connection – with employees across the world being able to connect with each other and our arts partners online.
Since the end of March, over 1,300 employees and their guests have taken part in the Art of Connecting programme online.
The Art of Connecting Programme’s monthly newsletters have also refocused to online content, exclusively sharing digital resources from arts partners that employees can take advantage of from home.
Bank of America has seen an overall increase of 10% in signups since March, demonstrating the ability to reach and include more employees across the Bank.