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A reluctance to self-reflect and a tendency to recruit in our own image are at the root of the sector’s failure to employ a workforce that reflects the wider working population, says Sara Whybrew.
The lack of affordable skills-based training and opportunities to learn from others makes it much harder for people from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their careers in the arts. Simina Neagu and Valentina Bin took action to fill the gap.
Head of Programming Tamsin Ace will leave the venue in December, as will Creative Director Madani Younis. Southbank has not confirmed whether it will replace Ace's role.
By defining what inclusivity means for you and empowering all staff to make suggestions or raise concerns, you can identify where your work and your organisation are falling short, says Amy Firth.
As she steps down as Editor of the cultural policy journal Cultural Trends, Sara Selwood takes a long hard look at the way the sector has developed – and tells it like it is.
Madani Younis' exit from Southbank Centre exposes uncomfortable truths about the arts sector's attitude to workforce diversity, says Amanda Parker.
The venue’s Creative Director has been outspoken on diversity in the sector, warning of the risk of “cultural apartheid”.
Arts organisations must change their workplace cultures so that young people see the profession as a rewarding long-term job, says Michelle Wright.
Sara Whybrew explains how employers across the creative industries are making sure there’s a new generation of skilled workers heading their way.
ArtsProfessional asked people working at the intersection of arts and neurodiversity what changes are needed.
New figures from the Department for Education show the number of arts, media and publishing apprentices has fallen by a third since 2015 – but the data doesn’t tell the full story.
Library and museum staff planning 14 days of industrial action hope it will be "a wake-up call for the council to come to the table for constructive negotiations".
The Executive Director of Live & Local recalls a career trajectory that has taken him through Butlins, an old bingo venue and many, many village halls.
An approach that prioritises trust, values and flexibility has helped museums in Cornwall share knowledge and expertise across a dispersed rural network, writes Emmie Kell.
A new collective is enabling the sector to share insights and ideas to support better mental health and wellbeing, writes Laura Edralin.
A recent report highlighted the barriers facing young people entering the sector – but there’s no need to give up on your dreams, says Tor Evans.
More than half of cultural organisations surveyed anticipate challenges meeting staff costs in the coming 12 months, and a similar proportion rely daily on volunteers.
The Prospect union says staff have experienced a 13% real terms pay cut since 2010.
The 18 successful bids include projects working with potential leaders from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and those with learning disabilities.
If arts organisations are serious about developing their boards, they need to think hard about how they recruit and support new trustees, says Michelle Wright.