Artes Mundi

Held Space Artists’ Assembly for Black & Non-Black Artists of Colour

In May 2020, Artes Mundi began our first Artists’ Assembly as a way to create opportunities for all Wales-based artists to hold informal conversations sharing their experiences, practices and situations. Our intention was that through these, we might begin to imagine and shape our collective futures together.  

Following an initial four Assemblies, we identified a need to create Held-Space Assemblies for Black Artists and non-black Artists’ of Colour, as dedicated safe spaces where experiences of the sector at this moment of time could be shared and held with respect. These will be facilitated by Umulkhayr Mohamed (Artist, curator and producer) and Sadia Pineda Hameed (Marketing & Communications Officer, Artes Mundi and artist).  

We invite all Wales-based Black and non-black Artists’ of Colour to attend, connect and add to conversations about the future, both for the individual and collective communities that make up the arts sector. 

The Assembly will involve multiple opportunities to ask questions of, and have further conversations with, the wider team at Artes Mundi.  We respond and listen to all voices and commit to ensuring our practices no longer allow room for systemic inequalities.  

The event will be held in English.  


Friday 28 August at 2:30pm 

Friday 25 September at 2:30pm 

Friday October 30 at 2:30pm

How to book: Sign up via Eventbrite

Discussions will be hosted on Zoom. If you are unable to access these Assemblies or require support in order to attend, please email us at [email protected]. Some things we can offer include live captioning, BSL or other language interpretation, support toward child care costs or support with WiFi.  

If you can’t join us, feel free to submit thoughts, comments and questions to [email protected] 

Further information about future Artists’ Assemblies that are not Held-Spaces for Black Artists and non-black Artists of Colour will be announced shortly. In the meantime, we welcome conversations, critiques and questions from all Welsh and Wales-based artists. Please get in touch with us on [email protected] and we will ensure that you are responded to as soon as possible. 

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