The Southbank Centre is proud to announce the first artists on its pioneering new talent development programme, REFRAME: The Residency, supported by Apple with partners Factory International in Manchester, Birmingham City University's STEAMhouse and Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) in Birmingham. This free programme supports Black and Black Mixed heritage creatives in London, Manchester and Birmingham and helps address and remove the systemic barriers to career development Black creatives face in the arts and creative industries.
These 80 emerging artists will present their artwork at a free exhibition, which opens on Tuesday 18 July at the Southbank Centre and runs for several weeks during Planet Summer, a multi-artform season that explores themes of care, hope, connection and activism in response to the climate emergency.
The ground-breaking programme is part of Apple’s global Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) — and represents Apple’s first REJI expansion into Europe. This collaboration aims to inspire future generations to take part in building a cultural legacy for the UK.
REFRAME: The Residency Cohort 2023/24
Jamal Lloyd Davis
Leah Storm Content
The Black Esper
Anna Gatti Pierrini
Four Five Six Ward-Tucker
Ronke Jane Adelakun
Claire Muhlawako Madzura
Papa Nii Akushey Quaye
Timon Benson Wasilwa
Iyunoluwanimi Yemi-Shodimu (LINTD)
The project aligns with Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Strategy, which strives to build sustainable cultural communities across the country.
For more information on REFRAME click on the link here.