BBC reveals plans to tackle lack of diversity

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24 Jun 2014

Action plan to boost diversity on- and off-screen is “a really positive small step forward” but is using “an old model that doesn't work” says Lenny Henry.

Creating a Non Tech City

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19 Jun 2014

With Tech City dwindling in the rearview mirror, Toks Majek-Akisanya sets his SatNav for a 'Non Tech City' where the action is centred around the creative industries.

Environmental art in the city

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09 Jun 2014

Laura Coleman explains why she went ahead and set up an arts organisation to explore environmental art, despite the advice of many people.

No longer the poor cousin

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02 Jun 2014

Gavin Barlow and Clare Connor argue that arts centres occupy an important place in our cultural, artistic and social life.

Cultural DNA and ecosystems of success

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28 Feb 2014

Jonothan Neelands warns that although creativity and cultural vibrancy are part of our shared DNA, the flourishing Creative Industries will wither unless attention is paid to their delicate root system which relies on public subsidy to survive.

Taking positive action

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10 Jul 2013

Jenny Williams is looking forward to the day when our national cultural institutions are led by a beautiful diversity of people across age, gender and culture.

Diversity planning

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07 Mar 2013

Jenny Williams suggests some questions the arts sector should be asking in response to the 2011 Census findings relating to ethnicity/identity and migration.

The business case for diversity in building adaptive resilience

12 Dec 2011

Businesses where people look, sound and think the same are playing a high risk game, says Mark Robinson

Reaching the ‘pick and mix’ audience

12 Dec 2011

Clarie Middleton says achieving diversity needs a holistic approach

Diversity in rhythm

12 Dec 2011

Emma Dolman describes the diversity of the Black Rhythm exhibition held as part of Black History month

In search of diverse outcomes

12 Dec 2011

Jenny Williams says it’s time to stop ‘parachuting in’ arts projects to diverse communities and instead to support those communities to take the lead

Diverse future

29 Aug 2011

Tony Panayiotou looks at what the ACE’s new policy will do to increase diversity in the arts

An able board

03 May 2011

A diverse board can be of great benefit to an organisation. Charlotte Jones highlights the importance of having board members from different backgrounds

ACE grapples with equality

03 May 2011

Organisations’ shortcomings contribute to Arts Council England dilemmas over funding diversity


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