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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Published at 3:57 pm Tue Dec 15th, 2020

Find resources, workshops, advice and information on how to make your workplace and/or organisation more inclusive.

Equality, Diversion & Inclusion in the Arts

Equity policies:

Performance for All Manifesto 

Inclusive Casting Policy 

Cast it Here - Casting Regional Actors

Manifesto for Casting


Theatre Diversity Action Plan by BECTU - Bringing together more than 130 theatres that have committed to taking practical steps to increase representation of Black and minority ethnic staff in their workforce, the plan has the potential to change the make-up of UK theatre for the better.


Black Lives Matter

Here are some brilliant resources to help you and your organisation learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement in relation to the Arts' Sector and the work we all need to do to improve representation and promote anti-racism in this industry:

Black Theatre Live

Its Nice That

Decolonizing & Diversifying Performing Arts - Momentum Stage (US) collection of resources about anti-racism in theatre


Resources for Black Creatives

For T' Culture - Digital Arts Platform championing under-represented northern creatives 

Black Gold Exhibition - Add your content to Pinterest UK's curation of the best visual content to showcase multidisciplinary Black British art & culture across the UK & Ireland

Lungs Project - A non-profit arts organisation and small press founded in 2016 by a group of Black women and femmes of colour who are passionate about supporting and promoting the work of up-and-coming creatives

Black British Visual Artists - An arts & education organisation providing a platform for artists from the African and Caribbean diaspora in the UK 

Opportunities & Support for Writer & Illustrators of colour by the Book Trust 

Black Artist Grants - No-strings attached financial support to help the selected artists in whatever they want by Creative Debuts



A UK disability arts alliance formed as an emergency response to the pandemic. 

#WeShallNotBeRemoved is a forum to advocate, to campaign and support D/deaf, neuro-divergent and disabled creative practitioners and organisations through and after Covid19. The aims of the alliance are:

  • To ensure a sustainable future for disability and inclusive arts in the UK through and after the pandemic
  • To amplify the voices of D/deaf, neuro-divergent and disabled creative practitioners & disability arts organisations at a time of crisis for the arts and for disabled people

Find out more and join the campaign here


Access Riders

Information on writing an access document for disabled artists

An access doc, or access ‘rider’ is a document that outlines your disability access needs. You might make one so that you can give it to galleries/institutions/organisations when you start working with them on a project, such as a gallery you’re doing a show at for example, to let them know what you need them to facilitate to make sure you have equal access to work.

Find out more here 


Shift-caption - Easily add captions to your live Youtube video or Zoom call. Either type captions into the box or send via OSC from the client of your choice (free software). Ideal for sending captions to a scripted piece of live theatre - avoiding the need for captions to be "burnt in" to the video for all users

Parents & Carers in Performing Arts

PiPA aims to be a thought and change leader, amplifying the voices of everyone with caring responsibilities, changing mindsets and working practices alike

Are you keen to create a more family-friendly working environment? Become a PiPA Partner

Get in touch and find out more about PiPA here