Liverpool World Centre is proud to to be part of the Generations for Change programme, funded by the Liverpool City Region. The programme offered 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 were joined by Tegan Tukana and Hilan Gully for placements. Both Tegan and Hilan carried out independent research, gathering the voices and perspectives of young people within the areas they were working in.
They were 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 were showcased at an event in late 2021.
The other organisations are Writing on the Wall, BlackFest, Capoeiraforall, Make CIC and Arab Arts Festival.
Read on for more about the projects:
Hilan Gully’s project ‘Voices‘ explored and provoked conversations on the voices of the Arab and Middle Eastern community in activism, specifically focusing on the current climate crisis.
Hilan has produced a fantastic hard hitting film about what she heard the voices of the Arab and Middle Eastern community say about the climate crisis
Tegan Tukana’s project ‘Through Her Eyes‘ worked with young female BAME creatives to explore their experiences in the arts and cultural industries in Halton and beyond. The project commissioned three women of colour creatives to respond to Tegan’s research.