At the beginning of July we put out an open call for submissions from Black, Asian and minority ethnic artists, from across Worcestershire, to create a new piece of artwork in any media, in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
We are very pleased to announce that thanks to the high calibre of proposals we received, we have been able to choose not one, but two artists to receive a commission!
The chosen applicants are visual artists Panna Parmar and Shilpi Sharma and we’re excited to share more about both of their work and individual projects in the weeks to come.
As well as an opportunity to highlight an important cause, this commission is an opportunity for Worcester Arts Workshop to help eliminate barriers for emerging artists from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
We’re also keen to give a special mention to a submission of an existing piece of work, by Tanya Mariga, who submitted a poem that she created in response to the Worcester Black Lives Matter protest. Tanya’s words were so powerful and we’re pleased to be able to award a small prize to Tanya for her work and we look forward to sharing her poem with you very soon.
With thanks to ACE Emergency Response Funding, enabling us to help support emerging artists.
Author: Eleanor Miles