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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
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:
Ian Ritchie, Festival Director at the City of London Festival, who talks about the new frontier of composing music. The video shows Clarence Adoo, a talented musician who was disabled following an accident, who can now create music using the movement of his head thanks to a new instrument specially created for him