What We're Reading: Why levelling up shouldn’t mean levelling down on diversity
"This commitment was made in the wake of Covid and Black Lives Matter. And to date, there have been no answers to the question," said Arts Professional UK author Kevin Osborne. "Two years on, as life moves to a post-Covid norm and memories of the killing of George Floyd fade, ACE’s commitment to increased racial equity is being severely tested."
Arts Council England outlines their plan to, "increase funding to Black-led organisations," which includes:
- Geographic versus racial equity
- Moral and ethical leadership vs self interest
- Need for transparent monitoring of racial diversity
- We must all take responsibility
"This change is possible and must start in the next spending round so we can achieve racially equitable funding within our lifetimes."