Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
|Project lead||Dr Lucy Frears|
Who decides the direction of our cultural life – and who is excluded? That’s the question underpinning this research into diversity on the boards of Cornwall’s creative hubs.
The death of George Floyd and the eruption of soul-searching provoked by #metoo led to much artistic and cultural activity. But to what extent has this renewed focus on diversity and inclusion been reflected among the decision-makers and budget-holders? Through analysis, a survey and interviews, this project examines this in the Cornish and national context.
Header image: Light installation at The Exchange, Penzance, commissioned by the gallery from artist Peter Freeman, March 2022
Photo: Peter Freeman
Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange are the named case study in this research.