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Arts trustees more diverse than wider charity sector

(First published in Arts Professional 24-11-17)

New data has allowed the arts sector to be benchmarked against the wider charity sector, as the Charity Commission calls for charities to “do more” to promote diversity on their boards.

Trustees at major arts organisations across England and Wales are more diverse and representative of their communities than the wider charity sector.

Board members in the arts are six percentage points more likely to be from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds, and 11 percentage points more likely to be female.

New Government-backed research into the make-up and effectiveness of charity boards has prompted the Charity Commission to call on charities to “do more” to promote diversity on their boards. Read more...

Posted by CAN network on 1st December 2017.