Bright Lights

Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse Role Models and Leaders in Arts and Culture

Role models come in different types, BRIGHT LIGHTS, GUIDES, FORGERS and ENABLERS. In different ways they all can influence others and make a difference.

Maya Productions works with other organisations and individuals to increase workforce diversity in the arts.

Our latest work includes a coaching and mentoring programme in association with Stage Sight for six industry professionals  from Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse backgrounds.

We are also working with the National Theatre, to explore the impact of the Step Change Career development programme on individuals from diverse backgrounds.

BrightLights - Ishy Din
BrightLights - Rikki Beadle Blair

Diverse role models and leaders are important for increasing workforce diversity. Seeing Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse artists in the spotlight builds ambition in young people and motivates individuals to step into a career in the arts.

Listening to ethnically diverse leaders in positions of power inspires confidence in the ability of the industry to reflect the rich tapestry of our society. Including more ethnically diverse workers across the industry takes us closer to the creation of great art that can speak to a wide range of people.

BrightLights - Research into the impact of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic role models.
To find out more about the work Maya does to support an inclusive sector, including our Race and Allyship training programme for organisations, please contact: Ada Onyekwelu –

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