REFRAMING THE MARGINS: UK-AUSTRALIA MENTORING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN OF COLOUR
THIS IS WHO WE ARE (TIWWA) is a UK-Australian movement of intergenerational & intersectional women artists, producers and creatives of colour who are transforming sectors, thinking and spaces. With heritages including African and Caribbean, First Nations, West, South and South East Asian origins, we are amplifying our collective power through arts and cultural events, socials, professional development resources and gatherings which champion the values of social justice, creativity and care. The program is part of the British Council’s UK-Australia Season 2021 – 2022.
Myself and Melanie Abrahams, UK-based arts curator and producer, will be mentoring thirty artists, producers and creative professionals as part of the programme.
The mentees have been benefitting in a variety of ways: a sense of connection, an encouraging sounding board, the potential for global and cross-cultural perspectives, intersectional conversations, deep listening, clarity and support with current projects and future possibilities.
The sessions were free of charge for mentees and are funded through the TIWWA programme and The British Council
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For media enquiries about the program: email@example.com
The mentoring programme is part of This Is Who We Are which is part of the UK-Australia Season and is co-curated by Kath Melbourne and Melanie Abrahams.