Diversity & inclusion

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion feeds into and underpins all that SIGN does. We recognise the strength and creativity that a diverse and inclusive workforce brings, and aim to increase access to opportunities across the screen industries. 

Striving towards a more diverse workforce will lead to a larger pool of skills and talent, and help to make the Yorkshire and Humber region the UK’s centre for expertise in digital creativity.

In this workstream, SIGN will:

  • Commision research to understand the diversity challenges in the region
  • Promote the development of a more diverse workforce, more inclusive participation and greater social mobility in the screen industries
  • Encourage the creation of more diverse and inclusive stories in the region
  • Manage a £500k diversity fund to enable wider participation through bursaries, internships and other initiatives

The diversity and inclusion workstream is led by the University of Leeds.