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. From Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) report published in July 2017. Low considering that BAME make up 18.1% of the total UK population.
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 to this survey reported having 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 supporting your ambitions.
We've got lots of ideas for 2018. But first things first, we threw the first Zanana Social in March 2018. The first event was a space for a real, open and honest conversation about being a Scottish Creative of Colour. Thanks to everyone who came along and the panellists Hannah Lavery, Francis Dosoo and Nosheen Khwaja for all your amazing insights.
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