In this energetic online discussion for those in the Creative Industries or looking to enter this field of study or work, Amanda and Jenny will discuss their advocacy work supporting artists of ethnically diverse background to shape, survive and flourish in the creative arts sector. In this present social, cultural and economic moment they will share perspectives on building resilience and effecting change in the creative industries.
Amanda is the Founder and Director of Inc Arts UK, which advocates for the creative, contractual and economic rights of the UK’s ethnically diverse arts sector workforce. Previous Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion roles include her leadership of BBC’s recruitment and awareness campaign for the launch of BBC Radio 1Xtra, and as Head of Communications for Directors UK, Amanda was responsible for overseeing the UK’s first industry-wide research into gender diversity in TV directing.
Amanda’s advocacy includes representations to UK and European Parliaments on behalf of cultural and creative sector workers, and UK-wide campaigns on anti-racist action in the arts and cultural sector. Amanda is on the Arts and Culture Strategy Group for the Covid-19 London Government Task Force, the advisory board for the UK Coalition for Cultural Diversity, and the advisory board for Sheffield University’s COVID-19 culture and arts recovery project.
Jenny Williams BEM
Jenny is Director of Revoluton, Luton’s ACE funded Creative People and Places project one of 31 independent projects around the country based in areas where there are fewer opportunities to get involved with creativity.
TALKING LOUD is a series of online talks which give creative businesses an opportunity to gain insight and inspiration from industry leaders. It is part of South East Creatives, a development and support programme for the creative, cultural and digital sectors in East Sussex, Kent and Essex funded by the European Regional Development Fund for which The De La Warr Pavilion and Towner Eastbourne are local hubs. TALKING LOUD is also supported by Locate East Sussex.
You can read more information and register here. Date & Time: Thu, 15 April 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 EEST