Project managing a film about the future of arts and culture created by diverse young people aged 12 to 20 from across Nottingham. How are young people expressing their creativity before and during lockdown? What should arts spaces be offering them?
Working with professional filmmaker Ben Harriott we will support young people from youth-led organisations and community centre’s to create their own films in response to these questions. Films will be shown to arts organisations so they can discover new ways to engage young people from all backgrounds.
Image: Young people from New Art Exchange.
Black Lives Matter - Action Not Words
Invited to chair a series of conversations with a steering group of black and poc creatives, discussing racism in the arts and developing a programme of artists support. You can read my blog post here about these sessions and the new artist in residency programme CATALYST.
“I know we can make it”
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? Has anything changed since the BLM protests? Where’s your favourite green space? What have you learnt about yourself during lock down?
#MakeItYours workshop in an envelope
Freelance Engagement Manager
St Ann's Stories
January - March 2020
A community-led newspaper that celebrates St Ann's Nottingham (UK). Current and past residents donated images, poems and memories of the area. Creative writing drop in sessions also took place at St Ann’s Valley Centre Library and The Afro Caribbean National Artistic Centre (ACNA) led by writer and poet Panya Banjoko.
St Ann's Stories was due to be printed and distributed in March, but is currently on hold due to COVID-19. Read the digital copy here.