Diversity

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Diversity is one of the most important issues of our age. We live in a remarkably diverse society, and how we evolve and face the challenges of the future will depend on how we can use the creative resources that diversity gifts us.  Watch our short films below about the Creative Case and our plans for diversity.

Power Through Diversity: event and report

Watch the films from our latest diversity event, Power Through Diversity hosted by Contact Manchester in December 2016; download our new 2015/16 diversity report; read our Chief Executive Darren Henley's keynote speech.  

Defining ‘diverse-led’ organisations: a consultation

In the past we haven't always been able to recognise and celebrate the amazing diverse work across all our funding organisations and their audiences due to the way we define ‘diverse-led’ organisations. So we made a commitment to review our definitions and run a consultation to look at ways we can improve and enhance our approach to capture the contribution of diverse leaders and organisations. Read more about the consultation.

Learn more about our approach to diversity

Latest news, blog posts and case studies

A male performer sits on a chair - two female performers stand next to him holding his hands

Ramps on the Moon

Find out how a consortium of theatres are making the Creative Case for Diversity a reality

A sign reading: 'Representing Disability - Have your say'

Disability and collections

How Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums used a process of a research and consultation to transform the way they think about diversity

A group of four older people with Dementia are dancing with a mix of professional dancers and nurses.

Dance for Dementia

DanceEast has launched its first Dance for Dementia programme, offering classes for people living with early stage Dementia and their carers.

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Alan French and cast members in Hot Stuff at Oldham Coliseum Theatre. Photo © Joel C Fildes / Oldham Coliseum Theatre 2. ILL Abilities, Breakin Outwards tour. Breakin Convention,Photo © Belinda Lawley. 3. Birmingham Repertory Theatre's production Rudy's Rare Records. Photo © Robert Day for Birmingham Repertory Theatre. 4. Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with Ramps On The Moon: Kiruna Stamell, David Carlyle and Francesca Mills in The Government Inspector at The New Wolsey Theatre, 2016 5. Kiran Sonia Sawar in 'My Name Is'. Photo © Helen Maybanks 6. Event at the People's History Museum, Manchester 7. The Value of Touch. Wendy Daws. Photo: Gary Weston. 8. Hanging Zebra, sculpted clay by Marieke Ringel. Image © Marieke Ringel 9. Dance for Dementia. Image courtesy of Dementia Pathfinders. Photo: Alicia Clarke. 10. Musiko Musika's ECCO Concert at Southbank Centre. Photo © Harriet Armstrong / Musiko Musika. 11. The Bristol Whales, Bristol Green Capital 2015. Photo © Paul Box. 12. Jeremy Bailey, Master Slave Invigilator. Photo © Chris Foster / Abandon Normal Devices. 13. Birmingham Weekender 2015. Photo © Andrew Fox / Birmingham Weekender 14. Atmosphere by Edmund de Waal at Turner Contemporary. Photo © Benjamin Beker. 15. Artificial Things by Stopgap Dance Company © Photo Chris Parkes