Because working in the arts should not be a privilege

We are a not for profit limited company whose mission is to diversify the workforce of the creative and cultural sector.

We work across advocacy, talent development and business development. Our business focus is on the 'teams behind the scenes': those who work in roles off-stage, supporting the creative talent. We work across performing arts (music, dance, theatre), visual arts and heritage (museums and archives).



Working in the arts should not be a privilege. Diversity is not an 'optional'. Taking the lived experience of the workforce we campaign to create a more inclusive arts sector, telling our stories through powerful data, and creating solutions and strategies for lasting change. Consulting across our UK-wide network spanning performing arts, visual arts, heritage & archives, we support  and  hold organisations to account on what they do to attract and keep talent. And we'll amplify the work of diverse arts organisations. 

Talent Development

To create an inclusive arts workforce, we don't just have to attract great talent, we need to make sure great people can grow to become great leaders. We help to identify and build the skills of those in the early stages of leadership, and grow the talent pool from which senior leaders are drawn. We identify mid-career talent and support their growth in mid-career roles.   

Business Support and Development

There is no substitute for lived experience. Inc Arts will improve business resilience and sustainability of diverse-led arts businesses, by providing support from business leaders with lived experience of inclusion. This will also provide the workforce the opportunity to build networks within the wider diverse arts sector.



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