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A new survey finds that 43% of women with caring responsibilities would increase their working hours if “adequate” childcare was available.
A new report urges arts organisations to focus on skills rather than formal qualifications when recruiting staff, and to offer more leadership development training.
A Leeds-based collective has named a lack of accessible toilets, snobbish staff and ‘mega-expensive’ coffee among continuing barriers to equality.
The national funder responded to select questions from Twitter in its “first ever live online review of the year”.
Nurturing young people’s talent is a key part of improving diversity in the arts sector, says Jacqueline Haxton.
At the heart of its new 5-year Corporate Plan is a commitment to ensuring diversity among those it funds, and to improving the financial resilience of both arts organisations and individual artists.
Data from the Government’s Taking Part survey also suggests that 2017/18 saw record levels of arts engagement in England as a whole, though changes to the questionnaire could be skewing the findings.
Abid Hussain urged his organisation to employ more deaf and disabled people in decision-making roles.
By taking a robust approach to understanding the social class make-up of the workforce, the cultural sector can address entrenched inequalities. Dave O’Brien suggests a way forward.
The research centre will aim to “pre-empt the needless wheel-spinning, data-churning and combative cross-talking that has characterised much of the past debate” about cultural value.
New funding aims to bring disabled artists into the mainstream of European dance and theatre, and build a network committed to presenting their work.
A report commissioned by Arts Council England finds that two-thirds of the sector want the body to advocate its value to central government, but only a minority think it should be measuring quality.
Bolton's Octagon Theatre offers refugees and asylum seekers a warm welcome and opportunities to share their experiences. Deborah Dickinson tells the story.
The current Executive Director of the Gate Theatre praised the ambition and perseverance of the company she will join in October.
How do outdoor arts have the potential to reach audiences other artforms can’t, and how can we best support the sector, asks Penny Mills.
Few arts venues have programmed main stage shows starring performers with learning disabilities, but new diversity requirements for England’s NPOs could change that, says Gus Garside.
The scheme, which offers free theatre tickets to young Black people, is hoping to expand following two successful crowdfunding campaigns.
You may think Debbie Geraghty should be celebrating the current diversity debate, so why isn’t she?
Has music become too pigeon-holed into distinct genres? Tony Haynes asks how we can truly promote cultural diversity when the opportunities for creativity are so restricted.
Stunting community and voluntary arts organisations by restricting access to capital funding will hurt the whole sector in the long term, warns Emma Harvey.