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Migration Matters Festival produces a wide ranging artiststic programme in Sheffield each year for Refugee Week, featuring local, national and international artists. Commissions Migration Matters Festival have announced a new call-out for commissions for their programme (virtual and in-person) this summer. Deadline: 11.59pm, Monday 3rd May Full details: https://www.migrationmattersfestival.co.uk/opportunities-index Creative Journeys They have also launched Creative […]

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7th December 2020

Refugee Week theme for 2021 announced: “We Cannot Walk Alone” There is a moment in Martin Luther King’s historic ‘I have a dream’ speech when he turns his attention to the White people who, realising their destiny and that of their Black fellow citizens was intertwined, joined the movement for equal rights. “They have come […]

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Our December #MonthlyMeet was led by arts fundraiser Miriam Sherwood, who shared practical advice on accessing grant funding for arts and charity projects. Miriam has put together a fantastic pdf responding to questions from attendees, including guidance on finding funders relevant to your project, suggestions of specific funders and advice on writing funding applications. We’re sure anyone […]

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24th June 2020

Association Pepita is a young company formed last year and based in Paris. This year we produced a daily radio/zoom show during Refugee Week, with support from Platforma. The aim was to hear about the amazing work taking place in the UK from organisations involved with running events during Refugee Week and discovering the people […]

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By Stephen Burke In February 2020 we began work on an arts/media project with a group of teenage boys, Syrian Refugees, whose families had been resettled in Leeds. The boys met twice weekly at a youth club for 2 hours on a Friday and they played football on a Tuesday evening. The ambition for the […]

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By Salma Zulfiqar Giving Refugees a voice and empowering them with necessary skills – that’s the objective of an award winning project called ARTconnects. Artworks and films have been created to promote social cohesion and prevent hate from spreading aswell as empowering women. For Refugee Week 2020 there is an opportunity to share these educational […]

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23rd April 2019

Belen L. Yanez & Plutonyka are looking for venues to perform its new participatory video installation ‘Encounters’ during the Refugee Week 2019. They write: Plutonyka is currently starting the tour of ‘Encounters’ and is looking for venues to perform this participatory video installation. The tour is starting at the Migration Museum end of May and […]

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11th April 2019

‘Ongoing Journeys’ by Rich Wiles – Available for hire during UK Refugee Week Exhibition Details: Ongoing Journeys is a touring photographic and multi-media exhibition by award-winning artist Rich Wiles. The exhibition includes 32 framed photographs and an accompanying film installation, and is available for hire including during Refugee Week. *The exhibition has been touring since […]

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8th April 2019

By Isabel Lyster In the kitchen three children are cooking up a storm, as they cook they remember familiar flavours and begin to unravel magical folktales from around the world. Weaving together innovative puppetry, storytelling and live music Three Suns tells three stories from three different continents- from the Caribbean, to Europe, to the Middle […]

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A photographic installation showing life as it was in the Calais Jungle and the Dunkirk refugee camps. A moving documentation before they were razed to the ground. By Jacky Chapman and Janine Wiedel. “Despite the prominence of the camps in liberal and reactionary media alike, the fate of their one-time inhabitants is now slipping from […]

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18th February 2019

Nathaniel White introduces his new exhibition that is available for venues, including during Refugee Week. Most of those who die in settled societies have some form of grave, marker, headstone or memorial. We continue to remember the dead in part by having them occupy physical space. Physical reminders of the dead confront us almost every […]

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8th February 2019

By filmmaker Zenia Selby In 2017, artist Hannah Rose Thomas went to Northern Iraq and ran an art workshop with a group of Yazidi women who had escaped ISIS captivity. She encouraged them to express their identities and tell their stories by painting self-portraits. Many of the women had never picked up a paintbrush before, […]

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