Watch the film

See full credits for the film:
Word | PDF

See the talks

This is a playlist - watch all the talks from our Creative Case - One Year On event.

New investment & report

On Monday 7 December we held an event in Birmingham to celebrate one year since we announced a fundamental shift in the Arts Council's approach to diversity. We reflected on what we've achieved so far and keep our collective ambition alive.

Read our Chair, Sir Peter Bazalgette's opening speech here: Word | PDF

At the event, we announced four new strategic funding programmes to help us with this work.

We also published a new report on diversity data across the arts and culture sector. Read that on the right of this page.  

Check back here shortly for a recording of the full event.

The data report, 2012-15

Download this report (PDF)
Download only the data infographics (PDF)

As an appendix to this report, take a look at the workforce diversity data across our funded organisations with 50 or more full time employees:
Data for 2013-14 (PDF)

About the Creative Case

New consultation

Our investment

Diversity and equality are crucial to the arts because they sustain, refresh, replenish and release the true potential of England’s artistic talent, regardless of people’s background. This underpins the Arts Council’s approach to equality and diversity in our sector: the Creative Case for Diversity. 

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Across November and December 2015 we will be consulting with the arts and culture sector on our definition and monitoring of 'diverse-led' organisations. We'd like to invite you to give your views.

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We have announced £8.2 million of new Strategic funding to help us realise our ambitions of the Creative Case for Diversity, and to complement our existing Strategic programmes such as Creative People and Places, Grants for the Arts and Strategic Touring. 

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