Increasing Socio-economic Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts, Jerwood Arts

  • London, UK wide
  • combined arts, interdisciplinary arts, museums, visual arts


Following-on from the publication of Socio-Economic Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts: A Toolkit for Employers in July, Jerwood Arts and the Bridge Group are collaborating to deliver two free, practical afternoon workshops for employers.

These workshops will each address some of the big challenges facing the sector, identify effective strategies and practice to foster diversity and inclusion, and provide a guide to implementing key recommendations from the Toolkit. Crucially, they will provide a space for employers to talk, network and feel supported in their efforts to drive change.

Recent research has highlighted a ‘class crisis’ in the arts. Individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds are significantly under-represented among artists, freelancers and employees in arts organisations across the UK. Urgent action is therefore required to develop a more representative sector, in order to produce art that is both outstanding and relevant to diverse audiences.

Nottingham, at Dance4, Tuesday 15 October, 12-3.30pm.

Gateshead, at Sage Gateshead, Monday 4 November 12-3.30pm. 

Lunch will be provided on both days and both workshops are free of charge, but booking is essential via eventbrite above.