Where Am I? “BAME role models and leaders in the performing arts:

Invitation to participate

We are looking for individuals with an emerging or established career in UK theatre who would like to participate in a research project on BAME workers in theatre, conducted in collaboration with the University of Leicester.

The project: Where am I? BAME role models and leaders in the performing arts will explore workforce diversity in theatre. Workers of black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds are under-represented in the cultural industries workforce. This AHRC-funded Clore Leadership Programme project explores the implications of this under-representation for BAME workers’ career aspirations. It will particularly focus on the importance of BAME role models for developing a more diverse workforce and asks how much do we need to see ourselves reflected in our role models?

We are looking for participants to discuss these questions in a focus group. A focus group is a collective discussion led by a researcher and you would be one of 5-8 participants. The focus group will be held in the morning of Monday 21 November, in London. We welcome interest to participate from individuals of any ethnic background.

If you are interested in this project ( even if you cannot attend the London focus group) and would like to receive further information, please contact Suzanne Gorman at suzanne@mayaproductions.co.uk.

You can find a little bit more on the link below

https://www2.le.ac.uk/news/blog/2016-archive/september/role-models-why-all-white-isnt-alright

Please note that participation is completely voluntary and you can decline or withdraw at any time. We cannot offer any compensation for your time.