The impact of Covid-19 and BLM on Black, Asian and ethnically diverse creatives and cultural workers

Roaa Ali, Stephanie Guirand, Bridget Byrne, Anamik Saha, Harry Taylor

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Abstract

This report draws on survey and interview data from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse aspiring and current workers in the cultural and creative sector collected through the Creative Access network, specifically: 720 responses to our survey and 42 individual interviews. 

Despite potential advantages associated with membership of the Creative Access network, this research shows that respondents have experienced a negative impact following the Covid-19 pandemic, in terms of: a)reduced financial stability and job security; b)obstacles to entry, progression, and retention in the creative and cultural industries; c)ongoing forms of racial and religious discrimination within the industry; d)negative effects upon mental health.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCentre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity and Creative Access
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9576682-7-0
ISBN (Print)978-0-9576682-7-0
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

Keywords

  • creative industries
  • cultural industries
  • covid 19
  • BLM
  • employment
  • ethnicity

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities
  • Creative Manchester

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