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Diverse Artist Network Coordinator

Beam - Arts for people and places

2022

Exploring the lack of diverse artists and creatives working in public art/art in the public realm. The aim is to create a support programme based on artist’s feedback that will build a more diverse and inclusive workforce that represents the communities we serve.

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Bright ideas Nottingham, Legacy Makers.

2021-22

Co-producing an interactive schools resource with The Legacy Makers about the UK’s cotton industry’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade.

We are here! - whats your story?

ChalleNGe Nottingham

2020-21  

Developing and managing a film project capturing young people's (aged 12 to 18+) views on creativity and how it helped them during the lock downs of 2020/21. What do they feel needs to change to make it easier for more young people to develop and take part in creative opportunities in Nottingham?  Filmmakers Ben Harriott & Amanda Russell.

Power: Freedom to Create zine
Power: Freedom to Create zine

Front cover.

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Power:Freedom to Create zine
Power:Freedom to Create zine

Soap carvings by Heya

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Happy Peace.
Happy Peace.

Heya Nottingham.

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Power: Freedom to Create zine
Power: Freedom to Create zine

Front cover.

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Power:Freedom to Create

National Justice Museum

March - November 2021

Co-producing a printed zine with Browtowe Women’s Project and Heya Nottingham (Arab women), through a series of interactive conversations. The printed zine captures the women's creative responses to artwork made by people in the criminal justice system as featured in the "Power" exhibition. A collaboration with artist and curator Chiara Dellerba. Read a copy here.

BLM protest signs
BLM protest signs

Photography: B.Olawoye Nottingham 2020.

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BLM protest signs
BLM protest signs

Photography: B.Olawoye

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BLM protest signs
BLM protest signs

Photography: B.Olawoye

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BLM protest signs
BLM protest signs

Photography: B.Olawoye Nottingham 2020.

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BLM - Action not words

City Arts Nottingham

2020-21

Chairing a series of conversations with a steering group of black and PoC creatives, discussing their experiences of racism in the arts and the barriers and opportunities they have faced. Read my blog post Black Lives Matter - Action not Words about these discussions. This resulted in CATALYST, a new support programme for artists of colour.

 

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Community is strength
Community is strength

Photo by John Cameron

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“I know we can make it”

National Justice Museum

October 2020

Designing four creative cards with activities for people at home to share their experiences of 2020.  Who are the people and places doing great things in your community? What have you learnt about yourself during the pandemic?  Part of #MakeItYours workshop in an envelope