The Guardian and 4th Estate present the BAME Short Story Prize competition is an opportunity for marginalised groups to share their stories and have their voices heard. If you self-identify please apply and share!
"The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated." James Baldwin, A Talk to Teachers 1963 Yesterday signified a heroic day. I submitted by dissertation, which marks end of my studenthood at University of the Arts London … Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Race” dissertation submission!
Diversity Matters is proud to support the BFI Black Star Season; A celebration of black screen talent in film, TV and special events October - December 2016! Travel back with BFI to the earliest days of American cinema, where black performers fought against racism and stereotypes to blaze a trail for their inheritors to tread. View the giant … Continue reading BFI Black Star Season: Celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors
Earlier this week we hosted an audience participatory art workshop to support LGBT charity Stonewall for their Stonewall Season exhibition next month. The workshop held at University of the Arts London (UAL), was facilitated by Black, transfemme performance artist and writer Travis Alabanza. "Instead of presenting a thing where maybe Black folk are expected to have this … Continue reading #ByYourSide: Diversity Matters LGBTQ workshop calls for allyship to the Black struggle
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
We caught up with Mamiko Yamazaki - CSM Graduate and participant in Divercity Arts Project using her Japanese cultural influence to create handy paper origarmi wallets sold at Camden Market... Perfect casing for your oyster cards! https://youtu.be/XKpZVCXkm6k Find out more about Mamiko and view her portfolio CLICK HERE Keep an eye out on our Facebook page … Continue reading Diversity Matters Spotlight: Mamiko Yamazaki on Divercity Arts Project
In the mist of all the darkness surrounding killings of black men - both in the USA and UK, it's refreshing to highlight a positive spin on campaigning and challenging our social norms though 'art activism'... For the black community especially, this visual medium of campaigning couldn't be more apt to channel our frustrations into making a positive … Continue reading Diversity Matters Spotlight: Why ‘Black Faces in White Spaces’ matter (VID)
We checked out the Degree Show at Camberwell College of Arts, and managed to speak with some of the artists whose work caught our eye - unapologetically re-claiming spaces conventionally used to address Eurocentric themes!
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!
"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