Mentoring, Networking and Resources
BAID: 'Our mission is to create a physical and digital platform that responds to the educational and professional needs of those working within the dance industry. We aim to showcase the contribution that black dancers, artists and academics make to the development of dance, specifically within the UK.'
Black British Visual Artists - List of black visual artists in the UK
Gaming/Tech - Gaming advocacy, events, streaming
Black Girl Gamers is an online community founded in 2015 by Jay-Ann Lopez. It started as a closed Facebook group and aims to provide a community for black women gamers.
Music - Music Advocacy for Black musicians
Black Lives in Music "We are at the vanguard of the effort to combat racism, uniting organisations and musicians to create a truly inclusive and diverse music industry. We use data and insights to campaign for equity and we support the empowerment of Black musicians to realise their aspirations."
Theatre and Screen - Network and advocacy for Black womxn actors
Blacktress UK is a grassroots network and support group for self-defined black/mixed race womxn actors of the African diaspora. 'We curate events, workshops and projects'
Industry wide - Opportunities in the creative industry - Job listings for ethnically diverse candidates
Creative Access 'Our mission is to support talented people from groups that are under-represented in terms of ethnicity, socio-economic background and disability; not just enter the creative industries, but to thrive when they get in. Only then will the industry truly reflect and engage broader society.'
Theatre and Screen - Network for underrepresented actors.
Diverse Casting An Untold Collectiv campaign to connect diverse talent with opportunities in theatre, film and TV in the UK.
Music - Network
The F List UK website is the most up-to-date, comprehensive directory of all UK female and gender minority musicians.
Arts - List of Black Creatives by Chris Sonnex
"the List" A comprehensive list of Black and Mixed Black artists.
Theatre and Screen - Representation body for Middle Eastern and Northern African artists
MENA Arts A new arts organisation for UK-based professionals who are connected to the MENA+ region (Middle East, North Africa and the surrounding area).
Gaming/tech - Black representation in the gaming sector
NNESAGA - U.K’s Upcoming Gaming & Entertainment platforms dedicated to championing diversity and inclusion.
Industry wide - Network and job listings with media focus
The Other Box "We are an award-winning platform for increasing diversity in the creative industries celebrating people of colour and people from other underrepresented backgrounds. We wanted to create an intersectional and inclusive safe space to empower minority voices and a Facebook group seemed like the most efficient way to do this. Please use this space to share inspiration, opportunities, news, events and anything else you’d like to share with our growing network."
Media/digital print - Anti-racism education and media - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shades of Noir is an anti-racism platform that provokes, challenges and encourages dialogue and cultural value through its programme of activities on the subjects of race within art, design and communication Higher Education and the creative & cultural sector.
Theatre and Screen - Network for underrepresented theatre creatives
Untold Collectiv is a platform and community for artists of underrepresented backgrounds to showcase their work and access the industry. Founders - #LatinxScratch
Industry Wide (media focus)
SocialFixt 'Working within various major corporations and brands, one of the many challenges I observed was sourcing diverse talent. There were so many opportunities being communicated internally, hence leading to very nepotic behaviour. This group is about fixing this social norm and connecting the dots the right way, especially within the creative industry.'