"Plenty of people are sounding off about the need to increase social and ethnic diversity in the arts. It's become almost as popular a virtue-signal as slagging off BP. At least Andrew Lloyd Webber is putting his millions where his mouth is.
Three years ago the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation commissioned a report, Centre Stage, that castigated British theatre for being 'hideously white'. The Foundation has now spent £20 million on putting that right by funding 600 grants that help young people from mostly low-income or ethnic-minority backgrounds, or who have a physical disability, to nurture their talents"
Richard Morrison, The Times - 24 January 2020
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