Thursday 13 May 2021
Calling all Black and Global Ethnic Majorities people (GEM) who are Board members or trustees in UK arts and culture organisations. More than ever, creating solidarity among Black and Global Ethnic Majorities board members from across the UK is an urgent enterprise. We recognise that the experiences of GEM board members can be isolating, and physically, emotionally and intellectually challenging. Reports of being gaslit, unheard and objectified are not uncommon, and we would welcome fellow GEM board members to come together with us to strategise and collectivise.
Following our first workshop in March, we invite you to our second meeting where we will explore practical next steps to create a safe space for peer support, learning and sharing knowledge. The meeting’s aims are to follow up on the online vote we took to identify our top desired priorities, to spend more time getting to know each other, and to discuss how we can share responsibilities.
To join us, please subscribe here and a Zoom link will be sent to you on the day.
You will be asked to declare that you are a GEM person and are in, have been in or are about to join a board.
Notes: GEMBA arose out of preparatory discussions for Jade Montserrat’s public conversation “Act 2: Scoring Performance” with Amy Lawrence and Jack Tan
Image: FEELFEELFEEL: Amy Lawrence: Screenshot: FEELFEEL 2/3: Video:Commissioned by Dance4: Photo Credit: Scout Stuart.