Creative Access chief executive Josie Dobrin said the decision to scrap the charity’s funding was “a sad reflection of government priorities”.
“Obviously we’re very upset because we’re not entirely sure what the future holds for us,” Dobrin said.
A lot less living off the taxpayer, hopefully…
What did this ‘charity’ do, exactly?
…provides young black and ethnic minority people with paid training opportunities in creative and media companies, including the BBC and ITV…
Oh. Well, I think we can live without it. Can’t we?
“How can you create an advertising campaign, put on a play in a theatre, create news content, if the people that are creating all that content are from the same background? You need to be able to represent all your audiences. Over 40% of London and over 25% of all under-25 year olds are from a BME background. It’s not about putting people front of screen or front of stage, it’s about driving the creative economy.”
*shrugs* Yeah, we definitely can.
More than 70% of the young people Creative Access works with are eligible for free school meals or are first generation university students, Dobrin said.
“All they need is to be given a platform where they can prove on a meritocratic basis that they’re good,” she said.
You might want to look that word up.