Reports, toolkits and guidance from the field.

Here you can see some of the brilliant work that has been done by people and organisations working in theatre, arts and diversity.

Recruitment and Workforce Development Toolkit

An Arts Council England Toolkit which provides best practice downloadable resources, templates and guidance, such as: advertising a job and job descriptions, reasonable adjustments and Access to Work, managing employee and workplace stress, conducting board skills audits and more.

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Race in the workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review

Issues faced by businesses in developing Black and Ethnic talent in the workplace.

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Diversity initiatives for UK theatres

Resources to improve the representation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities within the British performing arts sector.

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BBC Sounds: Raising the Bar 100 Years of Black British Theatre and Screen

Lenny Henry presents a series of programmes tracing a century of black British theatre and screen.

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Talawa Theatre

Talawa was founded in 1986 by Yvonne Brewster, Carmen Munroe, Mona Hammond and Inigo Espejel, in response to the lack of creative opportunities for Black actors and the marginalisation of Black peoples from cultural processes.

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Black Theatre Live: Tour research papers with Kings College

Black Theatre Live's tours are documented, archived and reported in a variety of ways. With Kings College London MA faculty and research students, we have commissioned a series of research papers to track the impact of the Black, Asian Minority Ethnic tours over the long term.

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Centre Stage – research into the pipeline of Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic talent

Centre Stage looked at what can be done to improve the wealth of talent for productions and how lasting cultural change can be made so that talented people of colour both on and off stage are no longer missed or marginalised. Centre Stage’s recommendations remain acutely relevant today.

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Unconscious bias, Diversity and Anti-Racism training

Talawa’s bespoke Unconscious bias, Diversity and Anti-Racism training is designed to expose people to their unconscious biases, and using theatre techniques honed over decades, provides tools to adjust automatic patterns of thinking, and ultimately eliminate discriminatory behaviours.

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Theatre Casting Toolkit

A Theatre Casting Toolkit has been launched to help make the UK’s stages and rehearsal rooms more reflective of modern society. Designed for people involved in any part of the casting process – from directors, casting directors and producers to marketers and management – the website offers a set of practical tools, a resources library and reflective ‘food for thought’.

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The See It Safely Toolkit

UK Theatre and SOLT have launched the See It Safely toolkit to support theatres as they reopen and to instil audience confidence. By signing up to the toolkit, venues can show audiences that they are compliant with the latest government guidelines.

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Socio-Economic Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts: A Toolkit for Employers

Jerwood Arts and the Bridge Group have joined forces for this Toolkit with a mission to look to the future: to support long-term change across the arts sector by sharing knowledge, providing expert support, and encouraging take-up of an intersectional approach to equality, diversity and inclusion.

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An Accessible Arts Marketing Guide

Through Unlimited, the arts commissioning programme Shape co-delivers with Artsadmin, we've produced this Accessible Marketing Guide for those working in the arts to ensure that their communications are inclusive of disabled people.

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Arts Council Creative Case For Diversity

Arts Council England believ arts organisations, museums, and libraries, should ensure that their work draws on and reflects the full range of backgrounds and perspectives to be found in our society, as well as ensure that the leadership and workforce of arts and cultural organisations reflect the diversity of contemporary England.

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Social Model of Disability

Shape Arts analyse- What do we actually mean by 'disabled'? Why do we say 'disability' and 'disabled' instead of 'diffability', 'differently-abled', 'special' or 'different'? What are disabling barriers?

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Cultural Democracy in Practice

Arts Council England has commissioned this guide to support those who are interested in finding out more about Cultural Democracy and exploring how they might put it into practice. It’s aimed at those who are starting out on this journey, although we hope there will be something of interest here for those who already work in this way.

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Co-Creating Change Network

Co-Creating Change is a network and programme which explores the role which artists, cultural organisations and communities can play to co-create change together around the UK and beyond. Co-creation encourages every individual to activate their creative potential and realise their own ability to make change.

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