Dance - Celebrating diversity in ballet
Ballet Black is a professional ballet company for international dancers of black and Asian descent. They aim to bring ballet to a more culturally diverse audience by celebrating black and Asian dancers in ballet. They perform and offer community driven classes for dancers and students, young and old.
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 Artist Database is an open-access, crowd-sourced list of Black artists, producers, labels and creatives.
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.
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'
Black Things UK is a platform dedicated to celebrating excellence in the Black Community.
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.'
Dance East – The home of dance in the East of England, class facilitator and theatre venue.
DanceXchange set out to involve artists and the wider community in their work. They work on making Birmingham a place where dance artists can live, work and thrive.
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.
Opera - Network
The world's first opera company putting accessibility at the foundation of the creative process.
Dance – Independent Dance has been led by artists since 1984, with learning and collaboration at its heart.
Dance – Karen Gallagher and Associates presents, exhibits and tours international and local dance makers primarily in the North-West, but including the UK.
Women Who Are Sound is a network of women and gender non-conforming colleagues who are working in, or studying, sound for Film, TV and Interactive Media
Live art development – The Live Art Development Agency supports contemporary culture’s most radical artists, practices and ideas.
Artist / list – This Google doc is a list of Black and Mixed Black artists and creatives by Chris Sonnex
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).
Dance - Celebrating Diversity Through Dance
Movema, established in 2009 is an award-winning world dance company run by four female artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, based & working in Liverpool & Bristol areas
Writing and creatives – Nouveau Riche is a multi award-winning creative movement, headed by a team of professional performing artists and producers
Gaming/tech - Black representation in the gaming sector
NNESAGA - U.K’s Upcoming Gaming & Entertainment platforms dedicated to championing diversity and inclusion.
Library - LGBTQ+ & marginalised groups representation
Oranges Journal - A new intersectional feminist literary journal's championing the works of LGBTQ+ people, as well as those from other marginalised groups.
Dance and culture
Serendipity - Institute for Black Arts and Heritage, Leicester. Serendipity’s mission is to centre perspectives from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora, embedded as part of cultural experiences for all. Serendipity’s programmes include the flagship dance festival, Let’s Dance International Frontiers, Black History Month Leicester and the Annual Windrush Day Lecture.
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.
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.'
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."
Theatre and Screen - Network for underrepresented theatre creatives
https://twitter.com/UntoldCollectiv is a platform and community for artists of underrepresented backgrounds to showcase their work and access the industry. Founders - #LatinxScratch