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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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18th December 2019

Flock Project is an installation of over 200 ceramic birds. It was initiated by artist Julie Nelson as an interpretation of Brighton’s starling murmurations which occur in Winter evenings close to where Julie lives and works. The project has developed the migration theme into a series of clay bird making workshops for members of the […]

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From HOME, Manchester & Community Arts North West (CAN) Deadline: Mon 13 Jan, 5pm This opportunity is aimed at Northern-based artists and companies from refugee backgrounds. Horizons Festival celebrates international arts and global culture and runs alongside Refugee Week. The festival features a week long programme of theatre, film, art, performance, workshops and debate showcasing the artistic talent […]

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By Tiago Prata Migrant and local communities laughing together about their problems? That’s just Borderline Offensive! 😉 Borderline Offensive: Laughing in the Face of Fear is a transnational and transdiciplinary artistic platform gathering artists and creators from across Syria to Sweden, working across the migration route and making stops in Turkey, Croatia, and Germany, among […]

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Reflections on the 5th biennial Platforma festival (October 2019) With more than 40 events and a live audience of more than 10,000 people, Platforma 5 across Kent and Medway was our biggest yet. Everything was done in partnership, and we’d like to thank all those organisations and artists who took part.  Read the Platforma5-evaluation-report (pdf) Image (top): […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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By Colleen Molloy, National Development Officer, City Of Sanctuary City of Sanctuary UK is a network contributing to building the movement for welcome for people seeking sanctuary in the UK. We promote understanding, recognition and celebration of the ways in which people seeking sanctuary enrich society and seek positive change. Our goal is to create […]

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Would you like to try stand-up comedy? No Direction Home is a project created in 2018 by Camden People’s Theatre & Counterpoints Arts. Workshops over the past year led by professional stand-up Tom Parry resulted in a number of performances across London, culminating in a Refugee Week gig at Southbank Centre. We are now recruiting a […]

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18th September 2019

A new podcast series has been designed and developed by the Finnish Institute to open debate and discussion around the practice of working with migrant communities. London-based community artist Arji Manuelpillai meets some of the inspiring people working with migrant communities in London and Helsinki and discusses with the guests about issues and challenges, practical […]

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5th September 2019

By India Rose from Yellow Projects 27 – 29 September 2019 School of Fine Arts, Athens The Yellow Days is a three-day cultural festival, inviting members of Athens’ refugee community to participate equally with Greek and international contributors. As newcomers, visitors and locals share music, dance, art-making, and meals, they bond beyond linguistic and social barriers. […]

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25th July 2019

By Amy FW Corcoran and Isobel Roele On 10th June this year, an artist, and academic, and about thirty 12 and 13 year-olds from Mile End in East London pitched up at Tate Modern, all set to make a giant Snakes & Ladders board. This might sound like the beginning of a joke, but its […]

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12th July 2019

By Alan Gignoux I am working on a new project photographing refugees in different European countries and am keen to find people in the UK who would like to participate. I am using a Camera Obscura to keep the background in sharp focus while the human figure is blurred – reflecting the reality of having […]

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Pop Culture – Young People – Migration & Social Change CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS 21-22 October 2019, Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury A 2-day ‘retreat’ as part of Platforma 5 Introduction Pop Culture and Social Change is a pioneering project from Counterpoints Arts exploring how the power of pop culture can be harnessed to shift the […]

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