How can Arts Council England do more to include the voices of people with experience of the criminal justice system? The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance talks to artist and former prisoner Erika Flowers.
Nathan Geering explains how a hip-hop dance production has helped give a voice to young people in the care system.
Vital Spark is a national initiative aiming to create more inclusive and diverse performances for children and young people. Tara Lopez tells the story.
To be completely accessible and inclusive, Circus Starr realised that it had to improve one of the least glamourous aspects of its set-up - its toilets. Sarah Hall tells the story.
The tendency for people from higher social grades to be more likely to attend arts events is down to a mismatch between current funding priorities and the public’s taste, rather than any lack of demand, an evidence review suggests.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the borough’s diversity was ‘an asset to be unlocked’.
Analysis of a 14-week theatre tour by a black-led NPO finds large and diverse audiences, high ticket sales and positive reviews.
It is exciting to explore and own the biases that we impart to audiences, argues Bea Udeh.
Arts venues programming an act that could attract the attention of trans activists should be aware of the issues involved and the potential for conflict, advises Jonathan Best.
A new survey finds that 43% of women with caring responsibilities would increase their working hours if “adequate” childcare was available.
A new report urges arts organisations to focus on skills rather than formal qualifications when recruiting staff, and to offer more leadership development training.
A Leeds-based collective has named a lack of accessible toilets, snobbish staff and ‘mega-expensive’ coffee among continuing barriers to equality.
The national funder responded to select questions from Twitter in its “first ever live online review of the year”.
Nurturing young people’s talent is a key part of improving diversity in the arts sector, says Jacqueline Haxton.
At the heart of its new 5-year Corporate Plan is a commitment to ensuring diversity among those it funds, and to improving the financial resilience of both arts organisations and individual artists.
Data from the Government’s Taking Part survey also suggests that 2017/18 saw record levels of arts engagement in England as a whole, though changes to the questionnaire could be skewing the findings.
Abid Hussain urged his organisation to employ more deaf and disabled people in decision-making roles.
By taking a robust approach to understanding the social class make-up of the workforce, the cultural sector can address entrenched inequalities. Dave O’Brien suggests a way forward.
The research centre will aim to “pre-empt the needless wheel-spinning, data-churning and combative cross-talking that has characterised much of the past debate” about cultural value.
New funding aims to bring disabled artists into the mainstream of European dance and theatre, and build a network committed to presenting their work.