Futures Forum #2: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Community, Free, Talks

Thursday 5th May 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Online - Zoom

Join us for the next Futures Forum session hosted by Bo Olawoye, as we discuss the barriers faced by artists of colour.

About this event

What are your experiences and barriers faced as artists of colour? What would and could an inclusive visual arts sector look like built from the ground up? Bo will discuss her experiences as an independent engagement manager/curator her creative approach and what/who has inspired and motivated her.

*Futures Forum is open to people of the global majority only.

About the Host

Boseda Olawoye is a Nottingham based independent Creative Engagement Manager who is dedicated to making innovative arts projects in collaboration with diverse communities, young people, activists, marginalised groups, artists and creatives. Her work explores race, identity, place and social justice issues. She has 20 years experience working in the visual arts sector locally, nationally and internationally.

She has collaborated with the US graphic artist Emory Douglas (Former member of the Black Panther Party), idle women Lancashire, Mark Deveraux Projects Manchester, Nottingham Contemporary, National Justice Museum, Tate Modern, The University of Austin Texas and The Legacy Makers, Bright Ideas Nottingham.

Find out more by heading to Bo’s website

Follow Bo on Instagram @bosedaolawoye and Twitter @BOlawoye

About Futures Forum

Futures Forum looks to create a safe, supportive environment for global majority artists at all stages of their careers. In creating this space we recognise that there is currently a serious imbalance in the representation of global majority artists in Southampton’s cultural offer as well as further afield. Futures Forum was created to address this imbalance and provide a space for artists of all disciplines to share ideas, meet other creative people and hear from sector leaders. This space exists to serve the needs, ambitions and aspirations of its members.