Thu 25th Feb 2021, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
GHT Futures Forum looks to create a safe, supportive environment for Southampton’s *Black and non-Black artists of colour at all stages of their careers. In creating this space we recognise that there is currently a serious the imbalance in the representation of *Black and non-Black artists of colour in the city’s cultural offer. Led by Southampton artist and writer, Nazneen Ahmed, and supported by ‘a space’ arts and God’s House Tower, we are hosting a series of monthly informal meet-ups (to take place online until it is safe to meet in person). Artists, curators and makers of all disciplines are welcome.
If you are an artist/arts professional of colour living in an SO postcode – a writer, musician, visual artist, or dancer, or a cross-disciplinary artist or maker of any other artform – this is a group for you.
We are inviting you to be a part of this network, to meet other creative people of colour in the city, to discuss your experiences to a safe and supportive community, to discuss your frustrations and your aspirations, and to benefit from a network of likeminded people.
The first meeting will be on Thursday 28th January 2021 6-8pm.
Sign up and register your place HERE
You can read more about this project on our opportunities page.
*A note about terminology (taken from Pathak and Ahmed, Beyond the Black Square: The Triple Lens of Anti-Racism):
“We consciously and deliberately use the term Black and non-Black people of colour. We separate Black and non-Black to emphasise the primacy of the former, and we always capitalise Black be- cause it is the recognition of a global ethnic identity and act of reclamation. We reject BAME because it is a state-manufactured term which flattens and depoliticises the global solidarity between people with a lived experience of racism, as well as being recognised only in the United Kingdom.”