Diversity in the creative and cultural industries
Researchers: Anamik Saha, Roaa Ali, Bridget Byrne, Stephanie Guirand
The project explored how robust moves towards diversity are in a time of crisis within the cultural sector. Working with Creative Access, we investigated the experience of those who have entered the industry via work placements and training schemes, examining the impact of the pandemic on diversity policies. We also explored the impact of the #BlackLivesMatters protests from July 2020 to see the impact this has had on creative careers, after many media and creative organisations released statements in support of the movement. We used in-depth interviews and an online survey.
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- Report: 'The impact of Covid-19 and BLM on Black, Asian and ethnically diverse creatives and cultural workers' R Ali, S Guirand, B Byrne, A Saha and H Taylor, Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity, March 2022.
- Watch the recording of 'On and off screen diversity: Why does it matter?' an event held on Thursday, 11 November 2021. Speakers: Roaa Ali (CoDE), Sadia Habib and Shaf Choudry (The Riz Test) and Josie Dobrin (Creative Access).