Event to explore how arts and culture can better reflect our diverse society

A panel of industry experts will discuss how we can make workforce diversity the responsibility of everyone in arts and culture, and why it is important to support BAME role models and leaders, during an event organised by our CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies and MAYA Productions on Thursday 30 November.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is entitled ‘Bright Lights: BAME Role Models and Leaders in Arts and Culture’ and takes place at the Curve Theatre, Leicester. It will launch the Pocket Guide to Black, Asian and Minority Ethic Role Models and Leaders in Performing Arts.

The event is the culmination of the 'Where Am I?' research project led by Suzanne Gorman for Maya Productions as part of a Clore Fellowship and undertaken in collaboration with CAMEo.

Dr Doris Eikhof, Deputy Director CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies, said: “We are delighted to be co-hosting the launch of The Pocket Guide to BAME Role Models and Leaders in the Performing Arts with MAYA Productions at the Curve Theatre. The guide has developed from the insightful research Suzanne Gorman completed with CAMEo into the importance of increasing workforce diversity in the performing arts and gives actionable recommendations for industry leaders in the performing arts and the creative industries more widely.”

CAMEo was launched in 2016 at the University of Leicester to provide new understandings of the cultural industries, the ‘creative economy’, arts, media and cultural policy, consumer culture dynamics, and the mediation and representation of cultural and economic life.

'Bright Lights: BAME Role Models and Leaders in Arts and Culture', takes place on Thursday 30 November between 17:00 – 19:00 GMT at the Curve Theatre, Leicester.

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