Debate – what will the cuts mean for diversity in theatre? (1/2)

15th November 2010



Steven Luckie asks what the arts funding cuts might mean for black, Asian and other diverse theatrical cultures in the UK. His guests – Deborah Bestwick (Oval House Theatre), Patricia Cumper (Talawa), Tyrone Huggins (Sustained Theatre), and Jatinder Verma (Tara Arts) – begin by looking at the effects of funding reductions.

Can we become part of the arts scene without special pleading? If I look at the Arts Council’s 10-year plan, for the first time there is no specific policy for diversity.