Pull Up Or Shut Up

We need to do better on representation. We will employ more Black people and people of colour in positions of power at Storyhouse. We will record people’s racial identity with greater specificity. Our storytelling will better represent Black lives.

We’re going to tackle biases in how we recruit, work and talk. We will review our mission, vision and values for bias and make change where required. Within 12 months we shall openly report on the actions we have taken to change Storyhouse.

These figures are based on anonymised self-identification and declaration. We will monitor more accurately in the future.

 

New commissions (10 writers)

  • 60% identified as women (60% in 2018-19)
  • 20% Black / people of colour (20% in 2018-19)
  • 10% living with long-term health condition / disability (0% in 2018-19)

Creative teams (34 people)

  • 50% identified as women (56% in 2018-19)
  • 16% Black / people of colour (22% in 2018-19)
  • 9% living with long-term health condition / disability (0% in 2018-19)

Onstage (51 actors)

  • 55% identified as women (56% in 2018-19)
  • 31% Black / people of colour (20% in 2018-19)
  • TBC% living with long-term health condition / disability (19% in 2018-19)

Presented work (170 events)

  • 11% from Black artists / artists of colour / companies led by these artists (6% in 2018-19)
  • 6% from disabled-artist-led companies and artists (4% in 2018-19)

Trainees (23 artists)

  • 0% Black / people of colour
  • 52% identified as women
  • 30% living with long-term health condition / disability

Board (13 trustees)

  • 15% Black (0% 2018-19)
  • 8% people of colour (0% in 2018-19)
  • 62% identified as women (60% in 2018-19)
  • 8% living with long-term health condition / disability (10% in 2018-19)

Senior Leadership Team (7 people)

  • 0% Black / people of colour (0% in 2018-19)
  • 57% identified as women (57% in 2018-19)
  • 0% living with long-term health condition / disability (0% in 2018-19)

Employed staff (109 people)
We haven’t got data from our staff survey for this year yet – these are last year’s figures:

  • 8% Black / people of colour
  • 66% identified as women
  • 7% declared living with long-term health condition / disability

 

We are in a fight for survival. 

Our charity is resilient, but we need your help to come back even stronger. We can only do that with the support of our 1m customers and friends.

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