The Creative Industries Council (CIC) has launched a Charter designed to drive greater diversity across the UK’s creative industries.
Welcoming the Charter, DCMS Secretary of State Jeremy Wright said that despite the UK’s reputation as a powerhouse for award-winning creativity it could not remain the preserve of the privileged.
The CIC Charter commits the industry to take action in eight areas to create a more diverse workforce and output that appeals to people from all backgrounds and regions of the UK.
It has been formally adopted by the Council, which is made up of leading figures across the creative industries including TV, computer games, fashion, music, arts, publishing and film.
The industry-wide pledge builds on a range of initiatives in place across creative sub-sectors including the BFI’s Diversity Standards aimed specifically at the screen industries.
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