Equality in Publishing (Equip) is a membership organisation hosted by City University London and funded by Arts Council England. It continues the work of the Diversity in Publishing Network, first established in 2004.
Equip’s mission statement is:
To promote equality across UK publishing, bookselling and agenting, by driving forward change and increasing access to opportunities within the industry.
The organisation operates on four distinct levels:
a. Working with publishers and trade associations, as a strategic agent for change.
b. Supporting a growing list of members through events and seminars
c. Promoting publishing as a career through the Equip website and development work with universities and FE colleges
d. Conducting research into workforce development, equality and diversity