Arts Council England has issued a callout for research conducted around diversity in arts participation, audiences, employment practices and funding.
Arts Council England (ACE) is undertaking a wide-ranging Rapid Evidence Assessment as an update to its previous review on equality and diversity in the arts.
The review, which will draw on publicly available data, research studies and ACE's own administrative data, will be used to design policies and initiatives, inform future investment decisions and identify where future research is needed.
The study will focus on four key themes:
- Participation, including opportunities to participate in producing art or delivering cultural provision
- Audiences, including engagement as an audience member or visitor to arts and culture
- Workforce, including access workforce training, skills development and leadership roles
- Funding, including opportunities to apply and gain funding from various ACE sources.
The review will look at equality and diversity in relation to a range of protected characteristics, such as gender, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership status, socio-economic status and educational attainment.
A full summary report of the evidence base will be produced by September 2016.
Consultants Consilium Research has issued a callout for research conducted since 2013 in its areas of focus. More information can be found here.