Slow progress on widening diversity

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25 Sep 2014

Report finds that many arts organisations lack the expertise or resources needed to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

ACE to monitor diversity of artists and performers employed by NPOs

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08 Jul 2014

The British Film Institute goes one step further and introduces quotas for Lottery-funded films. 

Book review: 'Reaching Out: Music education with 'hard to reach' children and young people'

08 May 2014

The authors write “with passion and authority”, making this book relevant to a wider readership than the title suggests, finds Julia Ient.

Take us seriously!

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02 Dec 2013

The Creative Minds project asks how the work of artists with a learning disability can best join the mainstream. Mark Richardson explains.

Mainstreaming equality

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19 Nov 2013

How has Northern Ireland’s cultural sector responded to equality and community relations since the Good Friday Agreement? Nicole McNeilly finds out.

Anti-poverty goals climb the arts agenda

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19 Aug 2013

The culture ministries in Wales and Northern Ireland have set out plans to put social inclusion at the heart of their policy-making.

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.

Mind the gender gap

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08 Jul 2013

Willemijn Zandt explores the quest to achieve equality between the sexes by looking at the visual art market.

Arts and peace

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08 Jul 2013

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is committed to promoting equality, as demonstrated in its first Intercultural Arts Strategy.

A different agenda…

23 Jul 2012

Viram Jasani sees ACE’s rejection of the Asian Music Circuit’s NPO bid (AP255) as symptomatic of its ambivalence towards race equality and diversity

Access is everything

21 May 2012

Suzanne Bull makes the case for disabled access to be at the heart of music venues’ strategic plans – not an afterthought

From the margin to the mainstream

30 Apr 2012

Niranjan Kamatkar reflects on the impact of society’s slowly changing attitudes towards homosexuality on LGBTQI artists

Producing equality

06 Feb 2012

Dan Baker on what can be done about gender inequality in theatre

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

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