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The BUILDHOLLYWOOD family of JACK, JACK ARTS and DIABOLICAL has collaborated with Conversations From Calais for the latest instalment of their Your Space Or Mine Project, which gives artists and creatives a platform on the street. Conversations From Calais documents conversations between volunteers and migrants and pastes them onto city walls, as a way of […]

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By Dipesh Pandya Immigrants vs. Ignorants – I.A.M. reclaiming language, time and space to tell our own stories in opposition to the oppressive hostile environment created by global governments and media. An act of resistance to laws, structures and narratives centred on the victimisation of (im)migrant life. A refusal to accept the rhetoric around nationalism […]

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Call for Artists and Mentors – LOOK UP 2021 LOOK UP 2021, produced by ArtReach, will be a collaborative visual arts mentorship programme, hosted by Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, and coculture, Berlin, Germany. ​Four European-based artists from sanctuary-seeking backgrounds will be mentored by established arts professionals to create new visual artworks for the public […]

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For the exhibition, “The Face of the Other” the Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS) & The Ledward Centre (Brighton’s new LGBTQ+ Centre) are looking for artworks by LGBTQ artists with a refugee/migrant/diasporic background. The call is open to artists/photographers/writers/filmmakers from the UK or any other place on the globe. Any art media including photography, painting, […]

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9th February 2021

Artist Varvara Shavrova is looking for online collaboration with women from refugee and migrant backgrounds THE CONCEPT: ‘InFlight’ is a new socially engaged project which explores the historical development of the first knapsack silk parachute in Russia; the use of used parachute material as a replacement for wedding dresses in the UK and the current use […]

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Litehouse Gallery has prepared four pages of fun activities for children aged 5 to 11, free to download. Drawing from their last exhibition of contemporary art from Syria and Lebanon Home: Through the Artists’ Eyes, they designed this fun art pack to encourage children to think creatively about what Home means to them. The October […]

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19th June 2020

Ort Gallery was about to open Recipes for Resistance, a project produced and curated by artist Raju Rage when the covid-19 lockdown was enforced and we had to postpone the opening of the show. It is now due to open in September 2020 (tbc) and Rage has been working behind the scenes on publishing the […]

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25th February 2020

A guest post by Mathilda Della Torre from Conversations From Calais You wanted to play football so we walked to the grass and made two teams. As always your team won. I said it was unfair because you were too good at running away with the ball. You said it was unfair because I could […]

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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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Aida Silvestri is a UK based artist who creates work concerning issues of culture, ethnicity, identity, health, politics and the urban landscape. Her work explores new and unique approaches to documentary photography to raise awareness, give a platform to those often not heard and to promote acceptance within communities. Aida has had work shown in […]

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A presentation by Dr Henna Asikainen given an Platforma 5, as part of an event at Quarterhouse Folkestone My principal interests as an artist are in questions surrounding climate justice, migration and the human relationship with nature, and the complex social and ecological issues emerging from this relationship. These interests were, to some degree, already a part […]


Contested Desires is transnational project led in the UK by D6 exploring our shared and contested Colonial heritage and its influence on contemporary culture. D6 is an established visual arts producer, which for over 28 years has delivered transnational programmes working with extraordinary artists and intrepid partners to create works of art within neighbourhoods and […]


13th June 2019

‘Routes to Peace?’ is an artwork created by International Artist and Activist, Salma Zulfiqar, which brings to life the stories of ten refugee women from Syria and Africa. The artwork highlights the dangerous journeys the women made when crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach safety in Europe and calls for safe routes for migration. In […]


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 […]


16th April 2019

Laura Miles outlines the work of Outside In, an award-winning charity that provides a platform for artists who face significant barriers. Outside In was founded in 2006 by Marc Steene at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex. Its aim then, as it is now, is to provide a platform for artists who face a significant […]

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