New parliamentary group to support diversity in the arts

A new cross-party group of MPs has been established to support diversity in the arts.

The Creative Diversity All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), chaired by former Arts Minister Ed Vaizey, is made up of MPs from across the political spectrum. It aims to engage with Government and industry to “identify and tackle obstacles to diversity in the creative sector”.

The announcement follows repeated reports of the lack of diversity in the creative sector in London and across the arts more generally, with just 5% of the workforce in England’s core-funded organisations identifying as disabled, despite making up 20% of the working age population.