Black Art Matters is Studio 3 Arts’ programme of commissions designed to provide black artists with funding to explore and support areas of their artistic practice. Throughout 2021-22 five artists were funded and mentored by industry professionals of their choosing, alongside practical support to realise and produce their projects.
After receiving almost 200 applications, the five commissioned artists included a filmmaker, animator, interdisciplinary dancers and writers. Each created a new work, with some artists using the time and space to research and creatively share ideas, and some realising completed creative products.
The programme was curated and led by Associate Director Ashley Joseph, and Senior Creative Producer, Rosie Ross. The project was funded with the support of the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund.
Black Art Matters is a commissioning strand that Studio 3 Arts is keen to continue further, to embed our ongoing commitment to supporting and collaborating with black artists.