“The safe and intimate environment allowed for some insightful and clear discussions on inclusion and diversity that we look set to continue.” Short Course Participant
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion sit at the heart of our values and are essential to a thriving and resilient cultural sector. We know that leadership skills quite often develop through different lived experiences and alternative career pathways and we are committed to reflecting, respecting and recruiting a diverse cohort on our Short Courses and doing our best to ensure that their learning needs and access requirements are met.
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people, as well as disabled people are currently heavily underrepresented in leadership roles in the cultural sector in the UK. We welcome and encourage BAME and disabled people to apply for the Short Courses.
We wholeheartedly support the ambition within Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Diversity.
A Scoping Survey commissioned by the Clore Leadership Programme in 2013 indicated that cost is a major barrier to many disabled people accessing leadership training, therefore we set up the Disabled Leaders Bursary which allows us to waive the course fee for Disabled leaders from England who successfully secure a place on our Short Courses. Successful participants will only be required to cover their travel to and from the course.
In order to respond to the existing under-representation we are also offering a 50% reduction in the course fee to any successful BAME applicants currently living and working in England.