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Arts and Culture Diversity Forum Somerset: Getting in, Getting on

A online Zoom session exploring economic barriers to Arts and Culture

Are you an artist, performer or filmmaker in Somerset that has faced economic barriers to making a career in the cultural sector? Are you trying to find progression routes but facing employment issues? Join us for an online Diversity Forum meeting and be part of the conversation.

Covid-19 has forced many artists into severe financial crisis and is impacting on all of our mental health, emotional well-being and resilience. However, many socio-economic barriers existed pre-pandemic too. What were the things that made a difference to you when you were starting out? Are those things still in place? If not, what can be done about it?  

Join us to hear the experiences of Adele Thomas, opera and theatre director born and raised in Port Talbot, followed by a conversation about any issues of inequality or barriers that you have endured.  

Save the Date

More details about the event will follow over the next few weeks.  Meanwhile if you would like to reserve a free place, please email theatre@takeart.org / 01460 249450 and include any specific access requirements. If you have limited access to the internet, please also let us know. There will be 30 available places for this online discussion.  

The Arts and Culture Diversity Forum Somerset

The Arts and CultureDiversity Forum Somerset enables artists and organisations to connect, collaborate and innovate through the sharing of knowledge and good practice. It aims to champion the Creative Case for Diversity by providing a platform for open and honest discussion to drive individual and collective action, thereby addressing issues and achieving change in Somerset.  

The Diversity Forum is coordinated by Somerset Art Works, Somerset Film and Take Art. Together, we will facilitate two annual events, with each focusing on either a protected characteristic or a barrier to inclusion. As defined by the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Duty 2011, protected characteristics are: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. We recognise class and socio-economic status as barriers.

Dates & Times

  • Wed 11 Nov 2020

    11.15amYOUR HOME
    More Info plus Not Online
    • Details: SAVE THE DATE!
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Price: FREE but booking essential