A more significant cultural shift needs to take place where programming diversity becomes part of the very DNA of our arts and cultural organisations."
In this latest article published by Arts Council England, Abid Hussain, Head of Diversity at the Council, talks about the role of an arts funder in facilitating diversity and supporting greater access.
Hussain explains some of the Council’s recent initiatives to improve the diversity and accessibility of the UK’s arts sector. This includes: flagship disability commissioning program, Unlimited; diversity strategic funding through its Elevate and Change Makers program; a big drive to capture diversity data and hold publicly funded organisations to account with it; and, adding budget categories for access for both artists and audiences into its funding application process.
Read the full article on the Arts Council England's Disability Arts International website.