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Deborah Williams

Deborah Williams started as the Executive Director at Creative Diversity Network in November 2016. She oversees the implementation of all the current projects. Deborah leads on organisational development and business planning. She comes with 30 plus years experience across arts, culture and the creative industries. She previously designed the BFI diversity standards and Arts Council England’s equality analysis process; for public sector equality duty compliance. In 2015 she ran two marathons, in two weeks. And it hurt.

Posts by Deborah Williams

Photo of the concrete facade outside the national theatre in London

On an announcement of the 2017 program DAO asks: whose National Theatre?

In a press conference held recently at the National Theatre, artistic director Rufus Norris announced what we could expect from the nations home of theatre from this autumn into summer 2017. Deborah Williams was there to find out how the planned program is shaping up in terms of diversity. Overall Rufus Norris ...

Photo of Viggo Mortensen as Ben Cash dressed in red with his children lined up beside him

Captain Fantastic: white privilege or revealing drama?

The recent US film release Captain Fantastic is an ‘off-grid family drama’ set in a remote Pacific Northwest forest. In a heated discussion of tropes around diversity, disability and the family, Deborah Williams and Alison Wilde go head to head in a conversation that points to the poignancy as well ...