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A painting of a man dressed as a woman at the National Portrait Gallery helps us explore diversity and equality via a new video series

  • Date: 10 June 2013
  • Area: National
Corridor in the National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery. Credit: Abigail Norris

We have now published all eight films from the ‘Heads Up’ series that have been produced as part of the Creative Case for Diversity, an artist-led set of explorations and sharing of best practise that seek to release diversity from a negative or deficit thinking. They feature a number of arts professionals and arts organisations who discuss their involvement with the Creative Case and what it means to them.

The Case invites us all to look at diversity and equality within the arts and take a creative approach to addressing barriers to creativity, participation, learning and involvement around race, disability and gender equality, instead of simply viewing it as a legal requirement.

The videos reflect some of the interesting ways in which arts organisations have embraced this, including:

Encouraging debate

It is hoped that these videos will stimulate discussion and debate, and encourage more arts organisations and artists to think about what the Creative Case means for them.

For more information about the Creative Case and to watch the films and discover more about those involved in making them, please visit the Creative Case for Diversity website.