Inclusive Talent Engagement

Somerset House’s Inclusive Talent Engagement activity exists to remove barriers and increase representation in the arts and creative sector, within our workforce and audiences. 

We offer our programme and creative community at Somerset House as a resource to develop skills, engagement and entertainment. 

We aim to include under-represented* intergenerational audiences, while also focusing on giving emerging talent aged 18-30 access to skills, experiences and progression routes to pursue careers in the creative sector, connecting to our programme and resident creative community.

We will do this by: 

  1. Offering a programme of creative careers initiatives that develops the next generation of talent, using our creative community and cultural programme as a resource and source of inspiration.
  2. Creating high quality projects and events onsite and online, that are initiated and created with and by participants, reflecting their perspectives and experiences and characterised by evidence-based approaches.
  3. Developing partnerships and relationships with the sector and communities to widen our participants and audiences so that they better represent our society. 

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*The Inclusive Talent Engagement team at Somerset House acknowledges that particular people are underrepresented in the creative sector. Particularly those who identify as:

  • Ethnically diverse and/or Global Majority
  • Living with a disability
  • Working class and/or from a lower socio-economic background**
  • LGBTQIA+ and/or non-binary

We also acknowledge that people face barriers in many ways not mentioned above, and we are open to hearing from anyone who considers themselves to be underrepresented in the creative sector.

**Some questions that might help define lower socio-economic background:
Were you on free school meals?
Did your parents receive income benefits for a long period?
Did your parents go to university?