Calling Early Career BAME Visual Artists

Deptford X are offering early career BAME artists the opportunity to join a 2 hour closed session online led by an artist or art professional who will share advice and experience on establishing a career as a BAME artist in the UK. 

Participants for each session are limited to 6 and applicants will be selected based on their need for support.

For more information on how to apply visit the Deptford X website.

Deptford X are delighted to announce the following sessions:

  • Hew Locke - How to present yourself and your work
  • Christopher Kirubi - Support structures
  • Shawanda Corbett - On galleries
  • Sahra Hersi - Learning from failure
  • Harold Offeh - Soft power in the art world
  • Teresa Cisneros - Supporting an artistic practice
  • Michelle Williams Gamaker - PoCumentation
  • Chila Kumari Burman - Navigating artistic ambitions and cultural expectations
  • More TBC

Each session leader offers a different focus and applicants may apply to join a session by completing a short application. You will be asked to provide the following:

  • An answer to the question: In what way will your chosen session support your artistic development? (maximum 100 words)
  • A short artist statement (maximum 50 words)

You may apply to join any one of the sessions listed here. All sessions take place on Wednesdays at 4pm via Zoom. A link will be sent to participants a few days before. 

Application deadline for the session with Hew Locke is 16th June. Please see the website for deadlines for the other sessions.

If you require any support with access needs please contact Deptford X directly via email:

They can provide large format and audio versions of our application form and they welcome audio or video submissions. 

If you require an alternative way to submit or wish to discuss access needs for participation please contact them directly to discuss options. 

04/06/2020 - 18/08/2020
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