The impact of Covid-19 and BLM on Black, Asian and ethnically diverse creatives and cultural workers
Roaa Ali, Stephanie Guirand, Bridget Byrne, Anamik Saha and Harry Taylor.
This report investigates the impact of both the Covid 19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter activism of 2020 on Black, Asian and ethnically diverse workers in the creative and cultural industries. We found that ethnically diverse participants had experienced negative impacts including:
- reduced financial stability and job security
- obstacles to entry, progression, and retention in the creative and cultural industries
- ongoing forms of racial and religious discrimination within the industry
- negative effects upon mental health.
For more on this topic, see our Diversity in the Creative and Cultural Industries project.