A move towards self-determination

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08 Dec 2016

Could business hubs and hatcheries help address the current diversity imbalances in the arts, asks James Doeser.

Lloyd Webber diversity research calls for colour-blind casting

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02 Dec 2016

Failure to diversify will cause theatre to become irrelevant to the majority of the British population, the report concludes.

Arts diversity: The quota conversation

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01 Dec 2016

Quotas in the arts failed in the 1980s. But now is the time to champion their reintroduction, across workforce and artistic programming, argues Christy Romer in the fifth in a series of articles.

A mental makeover for classical music

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24 Nov 2016

Tired of seeing classical music magazines filled with middle-aged white faces, James Fleury proposes four ‘mental makeovers’ that could help increase diversity in the sector. 

Changing the diversity of cultural leadership

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17 Nov 2016

Birmingham may be diverse but its cultural leaders are not. Lara Ratnaraja and Helga Henry discuss how the RE:Present programme is helping to change that. 

‘European roles’ and me

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15 Nov 2016

Non-English actors are encouraged to change their name and disguise themselves as English in order to be cast in productions – this will not change until we ditch limiting stereotypes, says actor Barbara Blanka.

Arts diversity: To shame, or not to shame

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03 Nov 2016

In the fourth of a series of articles, Christy Romer says it’s time for data about workforce, programming and casting to be published openly.

Data to measure diversity

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03 Nov 2016

The first full year’s worth of data from the Audience Finder survey raises important questions about the inclusivity of arts organisations, reports Anne Torreggiani

Perception the biggest barrier to audience diversity, survey finds

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21 Oct 2016

Fears that existing arts audiences resist ‘more diverse artistic product’ appear to be unfounded, ArtsProfessional’s latest Pulse survey suggests.

Pulse report – part 3: Diversity in audiences – what needs to change?

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20 Oct 2016

Should more be done to increase the diversity of those engaging with the arts in the UK? And if so, what? In her final report, Frances Richens looks at the findings from ArtsProfessional’s latest Pulse survey with a focus on audiences. 

Arts diversity: Interview with the National Theatre’s Rufus Norris

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19 Oct 2016

What does the Artistic Director of England’s most highly-funded theatre think about quotas, naming and shaming, and the lack of progress on diversity over the past 20 years? Rufus Norris chats to AP.

‘League of shame’ theatres receive workforce diversity funding

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14 Oct 2016

Arts Council England’s two new funds aim to increase the diversity of senior leaders in arts organisations and support development opportunities for BME theatre makers.

Three-quarters of people in the arts volunteer before finding paid work, survey suggests

Aaron Wright
12 Oct 2016

Research by Jerwood Charitable Foundation found only a quarter of people working in the arts entered the sector with a paid position.

Workforce diversity won’t be a factor in Arts Council ratings

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12 Oct 2016

National Portfolio Organisations must diversify their programming to access ACE funding, but there will be no naming and shaming or sanctions applied if arts organisations fail to achieve workforce and governance objectives.

Arts workers in favour of artistic diversity quotas, survey finds

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07 Oct 2016

The sector has voiced concerns about barriers facing diverse artists and the ‘ghettoisation’ of diverse art.

Arts organisation unlikely to lease The Drum building

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07 Oct 2016

Part of the NPO funding previously earmarked for the venue will now be distributed in the local area to promote arts activity.

Pulse report – part 2: Diversity in artistic work – what needs to change?

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06 Oct 2016

Should more be done to increase the diversity of the UK’s art and artists? And if so, what? In this second of three reports, Frances Richens looks at the findings from ArtsProfessional's latest Pulse survey, with a focus on diversity in artistic work.

Arts diversity: None of this is new

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06 Oct 2016

We’ve been reading, writing and speaking about diversity in the arts for decades. In the third in a series of articles, Christy Romer says perhaps there’s nothing new to say – but the sector still has to hear it.

The fearless inclusive leader

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06 Oct 2016

How can a more inclusive leadership style increase diversity in our audiences? Anne Torreggiani identifies three distinct characteristics.

Survey to track arts diversity in Scotland

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30 Sep 2016

Creative Scotland is to gather evidence on individuals’ occupation, employment status and career progression across the country.


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