Inclusion targets

Diversity and inclusion are vital, but change has been too slow. We have set targets for the people we employ and our National Lottery-funded activity to help drive real inclusion in our staff and the projects we support to work towards fairness and proportionality.

We aim to reach these targets by 2022 and regularly report how we’re doing against them.

The targets are:

  • A 50-50 gender balance in supported filmmakers
  • 20% target for those identifying as belonging to an under-represented ethnic group
  • 10% target for those identifying as LGBTQ+
  • 7% target for those identifying as D/deaf and disabled.

We’ve long been guided by these principles, but they have formally been in place since 1 April 2018.

We have chosen these targets based on proportionality of working age population.

We will measure social inclusion in the future. This is contingent on our wider work to look at a more developed, shared definition about what we mean by social inclusion with other leading cultural institutions.

Targets are not the same as quotas – quotas can unintentionally induce people to ‘positively’ discriminate, which is unlawful.

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