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Raising our game: a report on diversity and inclusion in the film and television sector

A report on diversity and inclusion in the UK film and television sector, commissioned by the activist group Raising Films.

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New report on diversity of employees in British television

A significant new report on diversity of employees in British television, by the UK communications regulator, mainly focused on gender, ‘race’ and ‘disability’.

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Results of an enquiry by the British Labour Party into diversity and access in the UK performing arts

Report ‘Acting up: Labour’s inquiry into access and diversity in the performing arts’ available here.

 

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Investigating the links between spatial and social inequality in the cultural industries

Recently published research paper by Kate Oakley, Daniel Laurison, Dave O’Brien and Sam Friedman – here.

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New research on skills and inclusion in UK film industry

New research here by the British Film Institute and the Work Foundation points to nepotism and exclusion in the UK film industry. See also press coverage here.

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New Irish initiative acknowledges professional status of artists applying for jobseekers allowance

You can find more information about the initiative here.

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Research on exploitation of creative industries freelancers

Results of a survey conducted by the Association for Independent Professionals (IPSE) and The Freelancer Club, can be found here. And here is an article by a freelancer on the issues raised.

 

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Report by IPPR on role of internships in graduate labour market

This report by the UK think tank Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) analyses the role of internships in the graduate labour market (broader than arts and culture, but including them). It’s accompanied by a guide for employers about how to create accessible, high-quality placements.

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Video: show culture some love

Here is a short film about the day of action that took place on February 14th, involving a lot of the cultural sector unions.

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Survey: Mapping the creative freelance workforce

Surveys for self-employed/freelance workers and for the organisations that use them can be found here.

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