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.
New funding aims to bring disabled artists into the mainstream of European dance and theatre, and build a network committed to presenting their work.
Incoming Executive Director Erin Gavaghan believes the sector still has work to do on changing traditional working structures to make them more appealing to women.
The first evidence session of a parliamentary inquiry has been accompanied by the release of 235 pieces of written evidence.
The scheme, which offers free theatre tickets to young Black people, is hoping to expand following two successful crowdfunding campaigns.
A group of actors with Down’s Syndrome travelled to Lesotho in southern Africa to help change attitudes to people with learning disabilities. Jon Dafydd-Kidd tells the story.
You may think Debbie Geraghty should be celebrating the current diversity debate, so why isn’t she?
To improve the diversity of the workforce, arts organisations need to employ more young people from low-income backgrounds. Kate Danielson shares tips for adjusting recruitment practices to do just that.
The rise of women chief executives has been concentrated in the smallest of arts organisations, an examination of England’s National Portfolio Organisations has shown.
A hundred years after (some) women got the vote, they are still under-represented in creative and management positions in the arts. Theatre company Spare Tyre champions women, and Lynette Shanbury calls on everyone to do the same.
A survey by the ISM has found that 60% of musicians have been harassed at work, of whom around three quarters were self-employed at the time.
Craft is the only artform to come close to accurately representing working class communities across the UK, new research finds.
Representatives of Music Venue Trust and the Association of British Orchestras react to UK Music’s provocative call for opera funding to be redistributed.
The gender pay gap is smaller in the arts than other sectors, although some organisations are still trailing behind including ‘Times Top 50 Employer for Women’ the Southbank Centre.
A free support line for performing arts workers concerned about workplace harassment or bullying will be set up for a year, funded by UK Theatre, SOLT and the Theatre Development Trust.
Nick Wesson explains how working with a disabled-led theatre company helped ARC Stockton achieve long-term sustainable change.
Neil Beddow explains how acta in Bristol overcomes the challenges of engaging migrant and refugee communities in theatre making.
The first organisations to meet the government’s new reporting requirements include Arts Council England, the National Gallery and Sadler’s Wells.
Organisations and venues will be expected to adopt and follow robust policies and procedures on tackling inappropriate behaviour and bullying.
As one of Arts Council England’s cohort of Change Makers, Andrew Miller reflects on why he accepted the opportunity and what might change as a result.