LAPEYRE & LAPEYRE created the Zanana Project to champion Creatives of Colour from Scotland and beyond.
Let's look at the facts...
In 2016, BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) employees made up 11 per cent of the 32,422 people working in the creative industries – despite that this is an increase of 5.8 percent on 2015 this is still low. From Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) report published in July 2017.
50% of Minority Ethnic* respondents to Creative Scotland's research Understanding Diversity in the Arts Survey (p15, 2017) stated that ethnicity is a barrier to career progression within the arts. Plus, Minority Ethnic respondents had a lower median income than the average.
Through the Zanana Project we hope to inspire Creatives of Colour through empowering you to reframe the narrative, tell engaging stories and support your ambitions.
We've got lots of ideas for 2018. But first things first, we're throwing the first Zanana Social in March 2018. Come join us for an insightful panel talk about issues affecting Creatives of Colour, with time for friendly networking.