This event is part of Panic! It’s an arts emergency, an Arts and Humanities Research Council project, led by Create London and sociologists from the Universities of Edinburgh and Sheffield. It is the first time large-scale national data sets on social mobility have been compared alongside industry-specific information; offering new insights into the tastes, values and engagement of cultural workers.
A summarised research document has come out of this project, titled Panic! Social Class, Tastes and Inequalities in the Creative Industries and sheds light on the nuanced challenges of entering and succeeding in the sector. It has been written to aid discussion around this subject. The report has a focus on social class inequalities, acknowledging and taking an intersectional approach with ethnicity and gender where possible.
We encourage creative workers irrespective of seniority or specialism to join this conversation, and strongly advise reading the report before the event.
All panellists and full schedule will be added over the coming weeks.
Listen: Barbican Recommends
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