Italia Conti is committed to creating an environment where Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion ensure fair treatment and opportunity for all. We are committed to eradicating prejudice and discrimination based on an individual or group of individual’s protected characteristics. As a leading vocational performing arts school, our dedication to create a truly diverse, inclusive community for all our students and staff is ongoing.
Italia Conti believes in nurturing potential regardless of class, creed, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability; we value and celebrate the diversity of backgrounds and experiences that each person brings.
Equality ensures that every individual has equality of opportunities, the same chance to participate regardless of their background, identity, or experiences.
Diversity is about recognising the benefits of different values, abilities, and perspectives, celebrating people’s differences and our rich dimensions of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, and other ideologies. Diversity recognises every individual is unique and recognises our individual differences. This means promoting an environment that welcomes, respects and values diverse backgrounds, cultures, thinking, skills and experience.
Inclusion is providing a space where everyone has equal, un-barriered access to opportunities and resources without having to ask; where everyone feels valued and accepted. Where everyone can contribute and have a voice. Italia Conti is dedicated to creating a safe environment where all students and staff feel supported to reach their potential with an equal sense of belonging, and in which the rights and dignity of all are respected.
The death of George Floyd in June 2020 and subsequent Black Lives Matter movement brought an overdue acceleration of global anti-racist efforts. This was reflected across the creative arts industry, and the performing arts training sector. Like the wider sector, Italia Conti acknowledged that we must do more to actively address racism, challenge systemic and endemic prejudice, exploitation and intersectional oppression and work towards a more equal and just future. We want to create positive, lasting change.
It’s fantastic. Showcases, shows, summer shows, carol concerts. It’s very full on but I don’t wake up regretting coming here. It is the best thing ever!
“The college provides you with a disciplined, yet family atmosphere that trains you to become the best of the best moving forwards into the performing arts industry.”
“Italia Conti has helped me in terms of my acting development, but also as a person and how I engage and view the world, which aids me as an actor.”
“The building and staff inside welcome you with open arms, guide you through your training and proudly push you, prepped with the best tools for the job.”
“Italia Conti allowed me to do my favorite thing, every day in a safe space amongst talented, supportive people. Being taught by skillful tutors was invaluable. The small classes ensured my voice was always heard and helped me hone my skills.”
“My training at Italia Conti has challenged, fulfilled, and broadened me as an actor and as a person. The buffet of techniques on offer will allow me to meet all challenges in any avenue.”
“The influx of inspiring people flowing through the building creates an atmosphere for greatness and I am honoured to be a part of that.”
“I couldn’t have asked for a more understanding place to spend these crucial moments. The door is always open for us to come back ‘home’ for advice, or even for a cup of tea!”
“Having the most supportive faculty (many of which are working professionals), who are always pushing you to be the best version of yourself has made my transition into the industry a seamless one.”