Arts Professional - Power Shift

Published : Arts Professional, 21st February  2017

A new diversity programme will shift power and resources to where they can be most effective. Dawn Walton explains the thinking behind Eclipse Theatre’s new artist development initiative.

Back in December 2014, Eclipse was one of five organisations invited to join Sir Peter Bazalgette on a panel when he delivered what he called “one of the most important speeches I will make as Chair of the Arts Council”. He introduced the Creative Case as a “fundamental shift” in the Arts Council’s approach to diversity. That day, he also talked about “a new generation of cultural leaders knowing that diversity was about who had power and how they deployed the available resources”.

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Dawn Walton and Revolution Mix writer Shamser Sinha Dawn Walton and Revolution Mix writer Shamser Sinha