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More Than a Moment: Action with and for Black creatives

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By Culture Central / Posted on Monday 13th July 2020

To radically transform the West Midlands arts and culture sector.

Galvanised by Black Lives Matter, there is universal acknowledgement from across the region’s arts and cultural sectors that much work needs to be done to make organisations truly reflective of our communities; in leadership, in governance, in programming and audiences.

The time for action is now.  During June 2020, a small working group including Black artists and leaders from arts organisations in the West Midlands, worked together to design More Than a Moment: Action with and for Black creatives – a programme of radical listening, reflecting and revision.

This programme from Culture Central is intended to bring the sector together with Black artists, employees, changemakers and communities, to co-create a pledge for radical and permanent change, and holding organisations accountable for driving this change.

Its initial focus is the Black creative workforce, with the aim to create a sector that is equitable and inclusive for all.

This process is intended to be the first step in a movement to reinvent a West Midlands arts sector which is truly representative of society as a whole, which is built around the conviction that art and creativity are for everyone.

Read more here.  In summary the call to action are:

For Black creatives/ creative workforce in West Midlands:

  • An open invitation to complete the anonymous online research form
    and/ or
  • Book to attend the Radical listening session on 23 July

For leaders of arts and culture organisations in West Midlands:

  • Book to attend one of the Radically listening, reflecting and moving forward sessions on 29, 30 July or 6 August
  • Share the anonymous online research form
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