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Commitment to change

Commitment to Change

There is no place for racism within the Lyric.

In 2020, we started our ‘Commitment to Change’ a body of work with the aim of changing the Lyric for the better and being an actively anti-racist organisation. We listened to consultants, audiences, and artists, current and former staff to create our Action Plan for Change – an 18-month plan focused on making a positive change for ethnic diversity in the arts and cultural sector through action. We completed this plan in spring 2022 and you can download it here. Our commitment to change has not ended – the work is ongoing. We continue to ask questions, seek answers and share our learning with each other. We are currently developing our plans for 2023+ and will share these once complete.

For the Culture
In January 2022, we presented the first For the Culture: Celebrations of Blackness. A festival honouring Blackness through art, performance, conversation, love, and joy curated by Dr. Peggy Brunache, Tinuke Craig and Nicholai La Barrie. For the Culture continues as a series of events that take place throughout the year. Sign up to our mailing list in the footer below (scroll to the end of this webpage) to be the first to hear about forthcoming events and our next festival.