Ed highlighted the importance of continuing to build awareness but agreed that “agencies need to act”. There is an acute awareness of the benefits of diversity on creativity and innovation; and now we need to execute measures to remove obstacles preventing diversity becoming real. “We need to attack the problem from different angles, from the top, from the bottom, through economics and attitude – all simultaneously. What is key … is shifting attitudes.”
As it stands the demographic of the industry is still made up predominately of middle-class Caucasian males.… Read more
Diversity in the Creative Industry … All talk no action?
“Lack of diversity in the creative industry”. There it is again. Still deemed as one of the major issues preventing creativity and innovative thinking. It has become evidently clear that the majority of creative thought leaders share this opinion, and are touting it as the obstacle standing in the way of new ideas, progression and growth. I’ve previously written about the importance of diversity, so now I’m keen to understand what is stopping it from flourishing in a palpable way.… Read more
It started with some hilarious satire and ended in full frontal male nudity. I would say it was a different way to spend a Tuesday evening. This months Creative Social event was all about what it means to be different – what is being different and how does it affect individuals, groups and the creative industry as a whole.
The evening was bang on theme with different spin on the usual proceedings, show casing a mix of speakers from the industry as well as Artists Miriam Elia – known for her sold out ‘We Go to the Gallery’ books and Danny Augustine – talented performance and print screen artist.… Read more