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BAFTA publishes membership data: 2,500 creatives across film, games and television have joined since 2020

4 May 2023
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BAFTA today publishes its latest membership data as part of an ongoing commitment to represent the full breadth and diversity of talent across the screen industries within the Academy. 

As of May 2023, the current make-up of BAFTA’s membership is: 42:58 female:male; 16% from underrepresented ethnic groups; 7% with a disability; and 12% LGBTQIA+.

It is a requirement of voting members before casting votes or accessing content on BAFTA’s official streaming platform BAFTA View to participate in this survey. 

Over 2,500 creatives from film, games and television globally have joined the organisation since 2020, bringing the total number of global members to over 11,500. Through close collaboration with industry organisations and partners as well as high engagement from prospective members, progress is continuing towards meeting targets first set out in the 2020 BAFTA Review here. The targets have been created in line with UK broadcasters, industry organisations and census data of the UK working age population. 

Last year BAFTA launched a new membership tier BAFTA Connect for emerging and mid-level creatives. To-date, it has provided over 1,400 talented people from across the screen industries with a tailored programme of support, to help build consistent and sustained careers in their chosen craft specialism. This year, the charity launched a new BAFTA Connect Directory to facilitate introductions and recognition among its wider membership, to help tackle the ongoing crew shortages and skills gaps, and enable new creative collaborations. 

Notes to Editors: 

‘Prefer not to say’ responses have not been included in the figures published.  

The female:male ratio comprises respondents who specifically identified as such. 

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BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts - is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).