How can we record our histories in a way that keeps them active and alive?
Slow down with us – because what is sowed takes time to yield
In April, we hosted a conversation between Anu Henriques from Skin Deep and Freedom & Balance’s André Anderson. They shared their experiences as storytellers and facilitators with us and discussed how we can create non-reactive spaces that exist in parallel to the mainstream, where we can centre joy and abundance for our communities, especially in difficult times. This uplifting and vital conversation is now available to listen back below.
We’ve also compiled a playlist and a reading list, alongside other references and resources from the conversation, to help you gather tools and ideas for your own storytelling practices.
A playlist curated for the event by Skin Deep
Rocks, directed by Sarah Gavron, 2019 (currently available to watch on Netflix)
In My Blood It Runs, directed by Maya Newell, 2019
Babymother, directed by Julian Henriques, 1998
Skin Deep’s website
Freedom & Balance’s website
Autograph’s website, exhibitions and photography collection
Build Your Own Creative Industry, card deck by Freedom and Balance
FHALMA Foundation’s website
Resourcing Racial Justice – funding for social change
Baobab Foundation – distributing grants to BAME community organisations
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Each year, Autograph has an Open Call for event proposals from emerging cultural producers who are working on a new or early stage project. For successful applicants, Autograph provides a budget, curatorial fee, and support to help make the event happen. This event was a result of our 2020 Open Call.
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