Academic and government research into equality, diversity and inclusion, 2015 onwards
Telling our stories: A survey into the experiences of ethnically diverse scriptwriters in film, gaming, radio, television and theatre.
The survey is open from 18 January – 1 March 2022. Run by Inc Arts, commissioned by WGGB and funded by ALCS.
Freelancers Make Theatre Work developed this report in conversation with the DCMS, which covers the period of December 2021 – January 2022 to survey the impact of the omicron variant on freelancers work in the arts.
74% of freelancers surveyed have lost work between 13 Dec 2021 and 3rd Jan 2022 due to COVID
73% of those surveyed anticipate losing work for the period January – March 2022 due to COVID
A value for money report on the UK Government's Kickstart Scheme – which funded job opportunities across multiple sectors for people aged 16-24 receiving Universal Credit.
A higher proportion of Kickstart participants are ethnically diverse (28%) compared with the wider group of Universal Credit participants aged 16 to 24 seeking work (23%). Meanwhile, a lower proportion of Kickstart participants claim disability benefits (1%) than the wider eligible population (3.3%).
University of Sheffield-commissioned report reveals the economic impact of Covid-19 on the UK’s arts, culture and heritage sector across South Yorkshire.
Sector suffered from a 60 per cent decline in output
Restrictions led to 55 per cent of jobs being furloughed in the sector - the second highest in the UK
Impact of restrictions varied within the sector cinemas, performing arts, museums and historical sites were some of the worst affected.
The Creative Majority report is commissioned by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Creative Diversity. It looks to improve equity, diversity and inclusion in the creative sector.
The UK’s creative economy contributes almost £13 million to the UK economy every hour.
Straight, able-bodied, white men living in London are only 3.5% of the UK population, yet dominate senior roles in the creative sector.
The report from Welsh Arts Anti Racist Union cross references Arts Council Wales’ (ACW) and National Museum of Wales’ EDI reporting and aims with the experiences of artists, art workers and audiences.
The report finds that there are issues of tokenism at the root of ACW’s EDI practices that not only hold back from making real, equitable change, but also strip away at the confidence and career development of arts workers.
Report from Donne - Women in Music that looks at gender and ethnic diversity across 100 orchestras in 27 countries.
Key results: Only 5% of compositions scheduled by the 100 orchestras in their 2020-2021 season were composed by women, and only 1.11% of these were by Black and Asian women.
2020 Report by Bectu calling broadcasters, industry stakeholders and unions to form an independent reporting body to tackle racism in the broadcasting industry.
https://library.prospect.org.uk/download/2020/01401 (PDF, 17.1 MB)
2017 Independent review by Baroness McGregor-Smith considering the issues affecting black and minority ethnic (BME) groups in the workplace
2019 report that presents the results of the diversity and gender equality literature review, undertaken during November 2018 by Tola Dabiri Consulting for the Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) (ARA).
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