Generations for Change

Liverpool World Centre is proud to to be part of the Generations for Change programme, funded by the Liverpool City Region. The programme offers paid placements in six arts and culture organisations for young creatives of black, asian and other diverse ethnic backgrounds, aged 18 to 30.

As part of this project, we are delighted to be joined by Tegan Tukana and Hilan Gully for placements. Both Tegan and Hilan are carrying out independent research, gathering the voices and perspectives of young people within the area they are working in.

They will be particularly trying to understand young people’s lived experiences of discrimination and racism in the workplace, in accessing skills training and business support, as well as in the cultural sphere.  Their findings will help the Combined Authority to develop creative solutions and will be showcased at an event in late 2021.

The other organisations are Writing on the Wall, BlackFest, CapoeiraforallMake CIC and Arab Arts Festival.

Read on for more about the projects:

Hilan Gully’s project ‘Voices‘ is exploring and provoking conversations on the voices of the Arab and Middle Eastern community in activism, specifically focusing on the current climate crisis.

Tegan Tukana’s project ‘Through Her Eyes‘ is working with young female BAME creatives to explore their experiences in the arts. Tegan is running a focus group for creative WOC aged 18-30 on 1st September. Book your place here. The project is also aiming to commission five women of colour creatives. See below for the full details:

THROUGH HER EYES: Women of Colour in the Arts

ARTIST CALL OUT – COMMISSION OPPORTUNITY! 

Do you identify as Black, Asian, or as part of an ethnic minority? Do you identify as a woman? Do you work as a creative? And are aged 18-30 and live in the Liverpool City Region?

We are looking for five artists to produce creative responses to a series of research interviews and other material focused on the experience of WOC creatives. We are inviting applications from artists of all disciplines.

The commissions will contribute to a wider action research project being led by Tegan Tukana at Liverpool World Centre, as part of Generations for Change.

You will be asked to review the research, interpret, and produce a creative piece responding to the material. You will then attend a filming session in which you will present your work. All of the work will become part of a film being made to document and showcase the project process and findings.

Commission Fee:                                                        £500

Deadline:                                                                     9am Monday 13th Sept

To apply, send you CV plus covering letter / video (max 1 side A4 / 3 minutes) to tegan@liverpoolworldcentre.org, outlining why you are interested in the project, and how you might respond to the brief. Please give your e-mail the subject heading: Artist Commission Application

Successful artists will be required to attend a meeting on the 20th of September, produce their creative responses in the following two weeks and attend a filming day in early October.

Individuals who fit the project criteria might also be interested in attending our focus group on the 1st of September, which will inform the ongoing research and creative process. Find out more here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/through-her-eyes-women-of-colour-in-the-arts-tickets-163357100485