We are proud to have teamed up with Inc Arts, a national collective that champions the UK’s ethnically diverse workforce, by signing up to Unlock and working with them on their Act Against Racism campaign.
Act Against Racism is a national, long-term, sector-wide campaign for the UK’s arts and cultural organisations todemonstrate and celebrate their anti-racist practice through collective action and transparency, in partnership with Inc Arts UK.
The campaign celebrates change, amplifies leading organisations and establishes best practice through shared action plans, strategy and codes of conduct.
Unlock is the UK’s first cross-sector interactive tool for measuring anti-racist progress in the creative and cultural sector, helping to bring anti-racist commitments to life in arts workplaces.
With their help we have put in place our action plan for change, as part of our commitment to being an anti-racist organisation.
Within the next year we will:
- Commit to 50% representation in senior creative teams for projects from or about diverse communities.
- Ensure an ethnically diverse interview panel at all times.
- Create anti-racism statements to be read at all first rehearsals, board meetings and quarterly staff meetings.
If you are interesting in discussing the themes of Out West further with others, please consider joining us for a casual post-show conversation to share your ideas, reflections and reactions from the show – or to listen to what others have to share. These will be held after the evening performance on 23 July and after the matinee performance on 24 July.
Ahead of your visit to watch Out West why not complete this quiz which we hope will encourage further conversation:
1.The Civil Service aims ‘to represent modern Britain in all its diversity. Evidence shows that diversity – of background, of life experience – brings different insights, creates challenge and encourages change and innovation. This produces more accountable and trusted public services and better decisions attuned to the needs and interests of all our communities.’ In its 2019 Employment Survey, what percentage of staff were from the Asian diaspora, the African diaspora, Mixed, Chinese and Other ethnic group background.
a) 6.6% b) 12.7% c) 87.3%
2. Which organisation was ranked number one in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers Index, published in December 2020.
a) West Midlands Police
b) University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
c) House of Lords
3. What percentage of the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham’s 100,500 residents were from an ethnic group other than White, according to the 2011 Census.
a) 31.9% b) 22.2% c) 55.1%
4. In Hammersmith and Fulham, what was the percentage increase in the number of residents from black and minority ethnic groups between 2001 and 2011?
a) 199% b) 21% c) 45%
5. What percentage of people aged 16 and over in England agreed that people from different backgrounds got on well in their local area, according to a 2020 Government survey on community integration.
a) 63% b) 75% c) 82%
- b 12.7% (6.6% were Asian, 3.4% were Black, 1.8% had Mixed ethnicity, 0.6% were from the Other ethnic group, and 0.3% were from the Chinese ethnic group. 87.3% were from the White ethnic group.)
- b UHMBT. West Midlands Police were 2nd and House of Lords were 15th on the list.
- a 31.9%, an increase from 22.2% in 2001. The main ethnic minorities identified were Black African 5.8%, Mixed 5.5%, Other Asian 4% and Black Caribbean 3.9%. In total, 55.1% were from an ethnic group other than White British.
- c 45%. The largest increase of 199% was recorded in Barking and Dagenham and the smallest increase of 21% in Kensington and Chelsea.
- c 82%. More than 75% of people in the Asian, Black, Mixed, White and Other ethnic groups surveyed agreed. 63% said they felt strongly that they belonged to their neighbourhood.