Black Cultural Archives to honour over 1000 Unsung Heroes

The UK's first national heritage centre dedicated to Black history and culture, Black Cultural Archives (BCA), has put out an open call to the community in aid of identifying a minimum of 1000 successful and influential black people to make it on its list of Unsung Heroes! Details: - Successful black people across all sectors - Must … Continue reading Black Cultural Archives to honour over 1000 Unsung Heroes

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Divercity Arts Project Popup at Camden Lock Market in pictures!

Divercity Arts Project at Camden Lock Market - done! Two days selling items created over the two week Divercity Arts Project workshops! CLICK HERE to find out more... The group with the highest sales profit wins the prize to sell in The Big Draw online store! Photos by Kai Lutterodt Have you booked for our Summer … Continue reading Divercity Arts Project Popup at Camden Lock Market in pictures!

Questioning Identity, Gender and Sexuality… Rudy Loewe zine workshop tells it like it is!

Zines are a great way of exploring topics in further detail or just sharing your thoughts as a starting point. Rudy Loewe is a queer non binary artist of colour whose drawings and and zines pack more than political innuendos... They make a political statement! https://youtu.be/wg2DP4zbo9Y Non-binary is Genderqueer term for gender identities that are not exclusively … Continue reading Questioning Identity, Gender and Sexuality… Rudy Loewe zine workshop tells it like it is!

Diversity Matters Exhibit opening view and fundraiser evening #DMExhibit16

"I'm chuffed to bits to be linked to this project. The work is wonderful" - Susan Orr, Dean of Learning/Teaching & Enhancement UAL. https://youtu.be/3sPhM91qmkE Filmed and edited by Kai Lutterodt. Watch the full video on our YouTube Channel and subscribe! Diversity Matters Exhibit opening view took place on the 2nd June at UAL High Holborn. The … Continue reading Diversity Matters Exhibit opening view and fundraiser evening #DMExhibit16

She Creates: Graduate Futures Week highlights Women of Colour in Graphic Design and Illustration

Graduates Futures Week 11th - 15th July is University of the Arts London's annual careers event that supports graduating students to get ahead in the creative industries. Led by UAL Careers and Employability in partnership with other UAL departments, staff and external organisations offering skills to help students develop employability and entrepreneurial skills, gain greater … Continue reading She Creates: Graduate Futures Week highlights Women of Colour in Graphic Design and Illustration

Katya Kudryashova donates designer dresses to support Art4Change and Pianist Without Borders Fundraiser!

When Russian designer Ekaterina Kudryashova offered to donate 3 dresses towards the fundraiser, we thought it'd be a great opportunity to have them auctioned during the duration of Diversity Matters Exhibit (2nd - 10th June)! The starting price is £35 each and we're hoping to raise as much as possible towards our latest charitable project which will support over 300 orphaned children in Uganda!

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!

TLE Guest blog post: Kai Lutterodt on Diversity Matters Awareness Week #DMAW16

Earlier last week, I had the honour of writing a review of Diversity Matters Awareness Week for UAL Teaching and Learning Exchange (TLE) blog... The department which put out an open call for "student-staff collaboration" projects (that infamous bright pink poster which caught my attention to apply by submitting a proposal) - and resulted in DMAW16 becoming a reality! … Continue reading TLE Guest blog post: Kai Lutterodt on Diversity Matters Awareness Week #DMAW16

Diversity Matters Spotlight: CSM “Majority : Minority” campaign lead by Black students!

We caught up with Fine Art Central Saint Martins (CSM) student, Riah Charles, who shared with us the campaign she has started with an ambitious plan to re-shoot the classic CSM "Join Us" video... Using only BAME people! This is in response to CSM's 2015 campaign which barely featured any people of colour!... Could this lack of … Continue reading Diversity Matters Spotlight: CSM “Majority : Minority” campaign lead by Black students!

SUARTS in the Collaboration for Diversity Matters Awareness Week #RaceMatters

We're all about the C and D word - collaboration and diversity! So it makes sense that we've teamed up with University of the Arts London Students Union (SUARTS) who're supporting our campaign to raise awareness on #RaceMatters in UAL! Diversity will mean different things to different people. As part of Diversity Awareness Week (18th-22rd … Continue reading SUARTS in the Collaboration for Diversity Matters Awareness Week #RaceMatters