Dorcas Creates thoughtful Diversity Matters illustrations!

We collaborated with 27 yr old British-Nigerian creative and founder of Dorcas Creates, Dorcas Magbadelo to produce thoughtful illustrations inspired Kai Lutterodt's short film of interviews "Diversity Matters: Let's Talk About Race" CLICK HERE to watch pt1. The connection was established though a recommendation when we sought an illustrator to design the supporting literature for "Diversity Matters: … Continue reading Dorcas Creates thoughtful Diversity Matters illustrations!

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Diversity Matters Exhibition 2016: The Exhibitors

Diversity Matters is proud to present an exhibition fusing art, music, and film to celebrate and promote diversity and the discussion on race matters. Exhibitors, also from diverse backgrounds, include UAL students and staff as well as external practitioners who've applied through our open call. Join us on the 2nd June for the Private View … Continue reading Diversity Matters Exhibition 2016: The Exhibitors

BCC Painting Show: Could this be YOUR chance to reflect our diverse society?

If you're an amateur painter looking for exposure - this could be your chance to quite literally put some colour onto our screens if chosen to showcase your talent in an exciting new competition for 2016, brought to you by the BCC! Sophie Reid, assistant producer for  BBC Painting Show, reached out to Diversity Matters for … Continue reading BCC Painting Show: Could this be YOUR chance to reflect our diverse society?

Diversity Matters Awareness Week at UAL… In Pictures!

Special thanks to the student-collaborative team AGRUPA for these shots taken for Diversity Matters during Diversity Matters Awareness Week #DMAW16! We're keen to continue with #DMAW as an annual event so keep an eye out on the blog for 2017 dates! Monday 18th April 2016 “Diversity and the Media: The Black Presence In Contemporary European … Continue reading Diversity Matters Awareness Week at UAL… In Pictures!

Mental Health Awareness Week: Why Safe Spaces Are Important for Women of Colour

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (16th - 22nd May) with the theme being "relationships"... When we think about how good relationships are formed and how important they are to help you maintain healthy wellbeing and mental health - having a safe space plays an important factor right? Just think about some of your best relationships and how the … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week: Why Safe Spaces Are Important for Women of Colour

Feedback for Student+Alumni event with IBM PLUS £20 Amazon voucher! #DMAW16

We thought we'd get your attention with the £20 Amazon voucher (any excuse to get that next day delivery right?!) A big "thank you" to everyone who took part in our first Student+Alumni event on the 22nd April during Diversity Matters Awareness Week #DMAW16... It might seem ages ago (almost a month already!), however this … Continue reading Feedback for Student+Alumni event with IBM PLUS £20 Amazon voucher! #DMAW16

Diversity Matters Spotlight: Sahil Lodha on Diversity and “The World in London” degree show invite!

This week's Diversity Matters Spotlight (‪#‎DMspotlight)‬ is Sahil Lodha - a final year BA Photography student at London College of Communication (LCC)... He shares why diversity matters to him - plus an invite to his graduate show project private view of "The World in London" on the 26th May! https://youtu.be/suN2j-ruTgs #‎DMSpotlight filmed and edited by Kai … Continue reading Diversity Matters Spotlight: Sahil Lodha on Diversity and “The World in London” degree show invite!

In The Shadow of the African Sun: An art student’s plight to raise awareness about albinism

When MA Drawing student from Wimbledon College of Arts, Jacqui Ennis Cole, reached out asking for support towards her fundraiser for a trip to Tanzania where she'll facilitate art workshops to support the work of Standing Voice organisation - accepting her request was the only option. WHAT IS ALBINISM? Albinism is a rare, non-contagious, recessive genetic condition that limits … Continue reading In The Shadow of the African Sun: An art student’s plight to raise awareness about albinism

#AGRUPA16: Performance For Diversity review

I caught up with AGRUPA - the student collective whose aim it is to explore and discuss issues of marginalised, within their learning environment in University of the Arts London (UAL), on the final day of their two-day exhibition and workshop for BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) and International students; Performance for Diversity/Discussion (PDD)"After working … Continue reading #AGRUPA16: Performance For Diversity review

Diversity Matters Film screening and workshop at CSM

The first Diversity Matters Awareness workshop was introduced at University of the Arts London (UAL); Central Saint Martins (CSM) on the 12th May, following on from the success of DMAW16 last month. The event began with a screening of the short film of interviews of UAL students and staff; "Diversity Matters: :Let's Talk About Race" pt1 (a technical glitch … Continue reading Diversity Matters Film screening and workshop at CSM