Creative Skillset is passionate about promoting diversity, which remains a key focus within the Creative Industries. Certain groups are still underrepresented within the workforce, as highlighted in our research.
- 6% of the workforce consider themselves to be disabled
- 36% of the creative media workforce are women
- 5.4% of the creative media workforce are from a Black Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background
For the Creative Industries to prosper and provide products that appeal to a wide range of audiences and consumers, we need a diverse workforce and the diverse range of skills that brings.
Diversity is also a key focus of Creative Skillset's work and is woven in to all our projects and funding. Creative Skillset is proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 employer.
Diversify was a free, one day event on diversity in UK film and TV. Held at BAFTA on 13 November the event was chaired by Baroness Oona King, Channel 4 diversity executive.Read More
Diversity in our work
In order to compete in increasingly diverse, global markets the Creative Industries need to cultivate new and diverse talent. Here's how Creative Skillset is helping.Read More
Stonewall Diversity Champions
Creative Skillset is a proud member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme which promotes equality in the workplace for lesbian, gay and bisexual employees.Read More
Why is diversity important in the Creative Industries?Read More
Creative Skillset Census
The Creative Skillset census is the most comprehensive survey of the UK's creative employers, measuring the size, shape and diversity of the creative media industries.Read More
InterMedia LGBT network group
InterMedia is a networking group for LGBT people working in the media and creative industries, set up by Creative Skillset and Stonewall in 2012.Read More
Sound Women on Air
Creative Skillset has worked with Sound Women to create a snapshot of female radio presenter airtime.Read More
We've grouped some organisations working to increase diversity in the Creative Industries or the UK workforce in general.Read More