Poor? Want to be an actor, artist, or work in culture? Forget it.

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Careers in the arts and culture are perks for the rich from now on – as Christopher Eccleston warned, not so long ago.

The arts industry is suffering from a “class-shaped hole”, a Labour Party inquiry says.

The Acting Up report suggests the high audition costs for drama school is one of several factors deterring people from working class backgrounds from entering the arts.

It also recommends more school trips to the theatre to encourage young pupils.

The government said it was a “priority” to ensure everyone can take part in the arts and culture, including in schools.

Source: Arts suffering from ‘class-shaped hole’, Labour inquiry finds – BBC News

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2 thoughts on “Poor? Want to be an actor, artist, or work in culture? Forget it.

  1. NMac

    Yet another deliberate and very nasty Tory policy, designed to take the country back to the 18th century.

  2. damo

    Charlie chaplin stan laurel clark gabbel micheal cane terrance stamp vidal sassoon julie walters victoria wood lenny henry the beatles punk david bowie marc bolan damien hirst tracy emin phil pointer the list is long of world class talent …british talent from the working class …..the british upper class will never produce such talent becouse the havent the spark the spunk the grit the guts the talent the brains the determination and hunger it seems the class system and the glass celing are back with a vengance in this current torie briton there are so many young people out there with such talent brains and potential who are not being given a platform ……that needs to change

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