The arts are for EVERYONE, regardless of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, age or disability, and they should reflect the societies we live in.
In January 2014, responding to a trailer for a new season of TV drama which failed to include a single BAME or deaf or disabled artist, the actor Danny Lee Wynter brought together a group of colleagues from across the entertainment industry, Ruth Wilson, Stephanie Street, Daniel Evans, Andy Pryor, Malcolm Sinclair, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Ony Uhiara, and Matthew Xia. What started as a small handful of voices has become
THE ACT FOR CHANGE PROJECT.
Board of Trustees: Ayesha Casely-Hayford (Chair), Daniel Evans, Holly Kendrick, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Vice Chair), Nadia Albina, Peter Clayton, and Stephanie Street.
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To date, we have received support from celebrities, organisations, activists, politicians and media personalities, including Stephen Fry, Shami Chakrabarti, Tim Bevan, Alison Owen, Colin Salmon, Lenny Henry, Ben Whishaw, Meera Syal, Rufus Norris, Kim Cattrall, Samuel West, Adrian Lester, David Harewood, Cush Jumbo, Jack Whitehall and the staff at the Young Vic, Liberty, Equity, United Agents, Tiger Aspect, National Theatre, Soho Theatre, the Donmar Warehouse and many more.