The EDI Group
(Equality, Diversity & Inclusion)
The EDI Group (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion) was started two years ago on an informal basis by several CDG members who wanted to find ways to be proactive in promoting these values within our profession, both within the Guild itself, and in our work. Over the past few months we have formalised the group, assigning ‘leads / point people’ to different areas, and establishing a formal system of communication with the CDG committee. Some of the bigger projects we have been working on include creating a paid casting internship for people who are currently underrepresented; professionally auditing audition spaces for accessibility; initiating a system of diversity data monitoring within the CDG; meet and greet events for D/deaf and disabled actors to meet Casting Directors; and upping representation in the CDG’s social media output. We are also working alongside the committee to update the Guild’s Code of Conduct, and have working relationships with the PMA’s Diversity Group, and the Independent Commission for Race Equality launched by Equity.
The EDI Group can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org. We also welcome you to contact any of us directly if you prefer – our point areas are listed below, at the end of our biogs.