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Thrive report – equity and inclusion in the creative economy

Posted on July 7, 2022

In February 2022, we commissioned our first Thrive survey to provide a snapshot of candidates’ confidence and optimism about their career progression and to understand what stage employers in the sector are at in their diversity, equity and inclusion plans. The survey was conducted across our own Creative Access community, employer partners and the wider industry. Key findings included:


• 69% of candidates report seeing opportunities for career progression
• 85% report having the necessary skills and knowledge to progress their career


• 69% employers reporting an increase in representativeness of workforce

• 36% reporting increased equity in progression and rewards