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The Creative Case is a re-imagining of the Arts Council’s approach to diversity and equality, setting out how these areas can and should enrich the arts for artists, audiences and our wider society.

What is the Creative Case for diversity? »

In this publication the Arts Council sets out and invites the arts sector to engage with a new and different approach to diversity and equality in the arts which we are calling the Creative Case

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Diversity Long Table on 27 November, 2-4pm »

What Next? Diversity Do you know about What Next? (www.whatnextculture.co.uk). Are you interested in forming a What Next Diversity movement? Will you join us for a Diversity Long Table on 27...

What Next? Diversity »

Contact sheet of 15 stills from the Heads Up film, selection of heads shots of Mark Robinson and location images.

The poetry of the Creative Case: Colin Hambrook on Mark Robinson's Heads Up Film »

The Heads Up film featuring Mark Robinson is a dense exploration of ideas around the Creative Case. He brings a poets sensibility to an understanding of what the creative case means. His poem...

Heads Up »

Contact sheet of 15 stills from the Heads Up film, selection of heads shots of Sarah Holmes and location images.

Amardeep Sohi reflects on Sarah Holmes, innovation through partnership and 'agent for change' »

Sarah Holmes - “It’s just how it is”   There it is. In a single phrase Sarah Holmes has articulated the ultimate state of equality: A barrier-less utopia where each individual...

Heads Up »

Article Highlights

Skinheads, Class Warrior and Dickens

Skinheads, Class Warrior and Dickens »

An interview with Hassan Mahamdallie, Senior Diversity Strategy Officer, Arts Council England by Lynne Blackwood

Brian Lobel: cancer and death can be funny

Brian Lobel: cancer and death can be funny »

Brian Lobel talks to Amy Zamarripa Solis about his artistic career and how the Creative Case informs his work.