We stand with you
Scroll down to download ‘WE STAND WITH YOU’ an artwork by artist, Elsa James, created in response to recent international events.
“The shift this week, of seeing white communities around the world stepping up and speaking out about black lives has been amazing.
“HOWEVER, what would make black people everywhere feel more supported right now and going forward, would be to see the UK pledge that they will stand with us in this long ongoing fight against racism.
“My artwork ‘WE STAND WITH YOU’ calls for the UK to show its support and be a United Kingdom on this vital issue.” Elsa James, Artist.
Elsa James and Super Black
Elsa James co-curated and produced artwork for Super Black, an Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme exhibition at Firstsite in 2019 . Find out more about the exhibition and the Super Black groupFind out more
A list of resources for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement
Black Lives Matter has a Educate yourself resource list which is full of articles, petitions, organisations and individuals they recommend to help you educate yourself and others.
We’ve selected a few key starting points below.
Charities, activist-led organisations and groups:
Ways to help – via Black Lives Matter
75 things white people can do for racial injustice – via Medium
Hashtags, Organisations and individuals to follow
Why I’m No longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch
Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
White Supremacy and Me by Layla F. Saad
This list will be added to as we speak with more organisations and individuals.
Join the conversation
We are working to confront and tackle racism within the art and culture sector by listening to our communities and addressing the issues within our own organisation and in wider society.
We recognise we need to do much more, and over the coming weeks and months we will be talking with more organisations and individuals about how to bring about real change. If you would to join us in these conversations please email [email protected]
You can also post your own creative responses to the Black Lives Matter movement, and current events affecting you in our Online Studio – here you can share your artwork with our active online creative community