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More diversity in the cultural workplace? 'They are not there' does not exist. The ball is now in employers' court: look outside your own box and show guts. #LinC

When I write a job posting in the cultural sector, I receive wonderful letters. Candidates are usually graduates in an arts-related subject from a college or university and have internships or work experience at cultural institutions of repute. They are usually female, white and have completed their studies with good grades.

Still, I struggle with a problem.

I...

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Stephanie Hermes

After graduating from the Theatre Teacher Training Programme at the Amsterdam School of the Arts, I developed into a versatile, innovative and expressive theatre maker who stages plays with children, young people and adults. In my working week, I combine two jobs. I am artistic director of Haags Theaterhuis, the theatre school for adults in The Hague. I am also team leader of the cultural participation department at CultuurSchakel, a mediation organisation between citizens, cultural providers and schools. In 2017, I completed the learning programme Leadership in Culture, developed and implemented by Utrecht University (USBO) and Kennisland in cooperation with HKU and Coaching in Culture.View Author posts

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