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Equality and Diversity within Arts and Cultural Sector in England report establishes a baseline of data, evidence and research about equality and diversity across the arts and cultural sector. It offers a snapshot of current trends and challenges across four key themes: arts and cultural audiences, arts and cultural participation, workforce, and access to finance. The evidence presented in this report highlights the inter-related nature of influences, drivers, motivations and barriers to facilitating the participation and engagement of protected groups across the breadth of the arts and cultural sector offer. as a result, it suggests adopting a data and policy-driven approach has the potential to over-simplify the practical and psychological obstacles that need to be addressed to work towards equality of opportunity for all

Parkinson, A and Buttrick, J. (2013) Equality and diversity within arts and cultural sector in England. London: Arts Council England.

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