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Truly embracing neurodiversity means being open to a wider spectrum of mindsets as well as setting targets, says Paula Graham-Gazzard.
New figures from the Department for Education show the number of arts, media and publishing apprentices has fallen by a third since 2015 – but the data doesn’t tell the full story.
Jon Adams explains how a Portsmouth-based project aims to become a national hub of excellence led by and for neurodivergent artists.
ArtsProfessional asked people working at the intersection of arts and neurodiversity what changes are needed.
Autism should be seen as a cultural difference rather than an impairment, says Hayley Williams-Hindle.
Far from being a niche concern, increasing the number of accessible shows would benefit millions of people across the UK, says Jess Thom.
Apprenticeship reforms have offered new opportunities for organisations who want to take on a trainee, writes Madeleine Lund. But how realistic are apprenticeships for our most disadvantaged and underserved young people?
Becoming a truly inclusive organisation starts at the top, says Cath Hume.
Five years after first highlighting discriminatory attitudes in ArtsProfessional, the Government’s Disability Champion for Arts and Culture Andrew Miller reflects on progress towards inclusion.
Arts Council England’s policy leads respond to questions on its plans for the next ten years.
Arts Council England responds to questions from ArtsProfessional and the sector exploring its plans for the next 10 years.
The Shadow Culture Secretary said “a crude skills and salary approach to migration simply won’t work for the creative economy”.
A lack of diversity will persist unless unfair levels of pay are addressed, says Becky Chapman.
Medical museums can be deeply offensive to disabled visitors. Richard Sandell introduces a radical project that replaced prejudiced perspectives with rights and respect.
A recent report highlighted the barriers facing young people entering the sector – but there’s no need to give up on your dreams, says Tor Evans.
It’s not unreasonable to expect organisations funded by the public to be relevant to their communities and stakeholders, argues Simon Mellor.
The 18 successful bids include projects working with potential leaders from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and those with learning disabilities.
New research finds that visual arts appeal disproportionately to millennials and Generation Z – but warns the sector needs to understand the barriers faced by less culturally experienced visitors.
Top-down programmes will never bring about meaningful change, says Cath Hume – so it’s time for arts organisations and funders to shift their approach.
If arts organisations are serious about developing their boards, they need to think hard about how they recruit and support new trustees, says Michelle Wright.