We are lucky enough to work with talented and exciting artists from many communities from across our diverse City. However, there is always more to learn and more to do to enable every person who wishes to create to have their story heard.
We have been moved by the Black Lives Matter campaign to use our ACE Emergency Funding specifically for artists / emerging artists to commission and work with local Black artists and creatives in Worcester.
Director of Worcester Arts Workshop, Hannah Phillips said;
“In March, we exhibited the work of an exciting artist, Yasmin Agilah Hood. I have been inspired by Yasmin, her work and her campaign for BLM. We have commissioned Yasmin to make a new piece of visual arts work in response to BLM and we have also commissioned the mighty talented performance artist, Aaron Corbett.
We will be putting a call out to local Black, Asian and minority ethnic artists and voices that we haven’t previously worked with, for a new one-off commission.”
Our commitment to supporting emerging and underrepresented artists remains. This union of artists and projects creates a platform to express and to be heard.
Updates on the artists’ projects will be shared via Worcester Arts Workshop’s social media channels.
Author: Eleanor Miles