Amanda Parker- Chair

Amanda Parker is the Founder of Inc Arts UK, a national centre for advocacy for the creative, contractual and economic rights of the UK’s ethnically diverse arts sector workforce. As CEO Parker led Inc Arts to produce sector-leading research and consultancy on equity, diversity and inclusion in creative and cultural organisations.

Parker’s career spans screen, broadcast, arts and cultural campaigns management and communications – including Director of the London Short Film Festival and Editor of Arts Professional magazine. Previous roles include her leadership of BBC’s recruitment and awareness campaign for the launch of BBC Radio 1Xtra and, as Head of Communications for Directors UK, Amanda created the UK’s first industry-wide research into gender diversity in TV directing and partnered with the UK’s leading broadcasters to make systemic change in the industry.

A former BBC broadcaster and programme maker for BBC Arts (TV) and BBC Radio and Music, recognition for her EDI advocacy and broadcast campaigns include 4 International Anthem EDI Awards, CRE Race in the Media, Royal Television Society, MIND Mental Health in the Media, Stephen Lawrence Foundation and Alfred Fagon awards.

Amanda has served on the London Government Task Force Covid-19 Arts and Culture Strategy Group, the University of Sheffield’s culture and arts recovery advisory board and the London advisory group for the Government Arts Collection Committee. She is a former trustee for Film London, serving on the FLAMIN visual arts committee and supporting the Jarman Awards; Amanda is a trustee of Intermission Youth, a trustee of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and a Critical Friend of Glyndebourne Opera.


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