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The words ‘great’ and ‘art’ should be taken out of Arts Council England’s strategic framework, a Select Committee has been told.
70 years after public money was first put towards increasing the accessibility of the arts, Steven Hadley asks if it’s a never-ending task.
We accept income as a strong predictor of cultural taste. But why should this be, asks sociologist Aaron Reeves. And does taste matter as much as actual participation?
Angered about how few young people with learning disabilities are involved in the arts, Richard Hayhow urges the sector to open its eyes to the talent and creativity out there.
The causes of under-representation of disabled people in the arts and cultural sector workforce will be examined by a research project hoping to achieve greater access to opportunities.
Might you be guilty of unconscious bias when recruiting? Eleanor Deem discusses what it is and how to avoid it.
Full-time working women earn less than men doing the same level of work at all stages in their careers, with the gap at senior levels having grown since 2006.
Recent arts graduate Gemma Whitham assesses the prospects for those, like her, seeking employment in the arts.
The Sustainability in Production Alliance has outlined ten social, environmental and economic sustainability goals for the UK’s live production sector to achieve within the next ten years.
The proportion of students studying drama, music and dance is consistently lower for children from backgrounds of high deprivation than their more well off peers, according to new figures.
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.
It’s time to face the truth: our cultural landscape is ‘man-made’. And the course of history won’t be corrected by women alone, says Jude Kelly.
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.
Being a young, female leader in the arts is a novelty - one Isobel Colchester has come to realise she must explore and celebrate, if she is to help challenge gender inequalities.
Arts venues in Wales have joined forces to implement a new national scheme that aims to provide more consistent and reliable arts experiences for disabled people.
The Scottish Government’s youth arts strategy aims to increase engagement in the arts as well as tackle inequality. Fiona Hyslop outlines how it has evolved.
As mental illness contributes significantly to the number of lost working days, Eleanor Deem advises employers to take a proactive approach when dealing with mental health issues.
The Arts Council’s new five-year strategy makes a commitment to promoting equality and tackling poverty and social exclusion, while strengthening the sector to withstand funding cuts.