Arts and creativity making change

Graeae Theatre

We believe culture and creativity can be a powerful force for making change.

We are focusing our support on two ways in which culture and creativity can build a fairer future:

  • Creating a cultural workforce that is more reflective of UK society, by enabling more people to progress in their career in the arts who identify as D/deaf, disabled or neurodiverse, are from communities experiencing racial inequity, or who are economically disadvantaged.
  • Supporting young people to build their own creative lives and to use arts and creativity to influence the world around them.

What we want to achieve

Impact goals
  • Improved systems, policy and practice
  • Organisations are strengthened to use their power to tackle systemic injustice and inequity
  • Organisations work together and build movements to tackle systemic injustice and inequity
Long-term outcomes
  • A representative cultural workforce.
  • A new and diverse generation of cultural leaders are equipped to influence the world around them.
  • Youth-led culture and creativity enhances young people’s lives, and enables them to influence change in their communities or wider society.

We will share more information and our updated Guidance for Support in October when we will also reopen to applications. To be kept up to date with our plans for A Fairer Future, please sign up to our newsletter.


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