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Problems facing NPOs completing Arts Council England’s new-style survey have been compounded by technical issues with its new online portal.
A new commissioning round focuses on access and diversity in a bid to address issues raised in the White Paper and Warwick Commission report.
After being met by a sea of white faces at a recent industry event, Rebbecca Hemmings says it’s time for Birmingham’s arts sector to face up to its diversity crisis.
Rachel Grunwald flinches every times she hears someone – including herself – use terms such as ‘cultural offer’, ‘digital’ or ‘diversity’. Is it time to rethink the language we use?
How many theatres offer audio description services to blind and partially sighted people? Matthew Cock carried out some research and is disappointed with his findings.
Frustrated by a shortage of touring opportunities for black and Asian theatre, Jatinder Verma and Jonathan Kennedy made it their mission to change the hearts and minds of artistic directors and inspire audiences across the country.
From an all-male ‘CarMen’ to a gay-themed Tosca, Robin Pietà reveals how Secret Opera is helping opera to shed its stuffy, elitist image and boosting LGBT representation in the industry.
Young actress Keisha Atwell reflects on her career so far, calling for the same opportunities to be given to all BME performers.
Targeted mentoring, leadership courses and masterclass events are to be provided to artists from diverse backgrounds in the city.
To truly increase diversity, the arts sector needs to take collective responsibility for equality. How? Jenny Williams and David Bryan make some suggestions.
Recognising that it “must do more” to encourage diversity in the arts, Arts Council England has announced four new diversity programmes and published workforce data for its largest NPOs.
Unable to take on unpaid work, Salome Wagaine thought she might be excluded from a career in the arts. Then she found out about the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries scheme.
The Creative Industries Federation report into diversity in the workplace reveals that the sector is failing itself financially and socially by being inherently under-representative.
Do theatres really believe their own soundbites about being community-led, open and accessible buildings, asks David Sedgwick.
Is an arts organisation dedicated to LGBT issues still necessary or even relevant? Yes, says Neil Anderson, so long as it moves with the times.
Christy Romer spoke to four leading figures across the arts sector to ask for an answer - in their own words - to a simple question: Does the arts have a diversity problem?
New funds will help the arts sector attract EU funding to support local economic growth, diversify leadership, and celebrate the anniversary of the Arts Council Collection.
The campaign to boost diversity in the arts is being held back by a lack of research and accurate data, according to a literature review.
The evidence suggests that a diverse workforce will bring a diverse audience. So it’s time for the arts to be bold and lead the diversity charge, says Sam Colt.