REFLECTOR : Professional development programme for emerging Artists of Colour, in partnership with New Art Gallery Walsall supported by Art Fund


REFLECTOR, a new and unique professional development programme,  for emerging Photographers, Artists and Curators of Colour working with photography, who are based in England. 

Produced by GRAIN Projects in partnership with The New Art Gallery Walsall, supported by Art Fund’s Reimagine programme.

REFLECTOR will empower participants and create new opportunities for collaboration and career development. The programme will take place over 10 months, starting in October 2023.

The programme includes mentoring, masterclasses, portfolio reviews, and networking opportunities. These activities are thoughtfully designed to boost professional development and empower artists to advance their creative pursuits to the next level. Additionally, bursaries have been provided to support artists in creating new work and further enhancing their skills. Participants will learn directly from inspiring artists, mentors, projects and events. REFLECTOR will amplify and platform work as well as being a unique opportunity to learn and develop new skills.  Participants will also receive support in developing CVs, statements, portfolios and creating new work for exhibition.

The 20 participants in the programme are:

Anselm Ebulue 
Georgia Williams 
Jodi Kwok 
Luke Jones 
Natalia Gonzalez Acosta
Terna Jogo 
Timon Benson
Yamuna Shukla
Jamal Lloyd Davis
Lakshita Munjal 
Marley Starskey-Butler 
Nicholas Olawunmi
Yuxi Hou 
Jade Carr-Daley 
Jose Luis Fajardo Escoffié 
Myah Jeffers 
Shashank Verma
Tasha Hylton
Vic Moyo

Masterclass session leaders & Mentors include:
Amak Mahmoodian, Andrew Jackson, Arpita Shah, Aziz Sohail, Bindi Vora, Jaskirt Dhaliwal Boora, Jermaine Francis, Kalpesh Lathigra, Kavi Pujara, Marcia Michael, Mohamed Somji, Roo Dhissou, Sebah Chaudhry Sunil Gupta & Charan Singh, Vanley Burke, Yan Wang Preston.

About Art Fund
Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. It provides millions of pounds every year to help museums to acquire and share works of art across the UK, further the professional development of their curators, and inspire more people to visit and enjoy their public programmes. Art Fund is independently funded, supported by Art Partners, donors, trusts and foundations and the 135,000 members who buy the National Art Pass, who enjoy free or discounted entry to over 850 museums, galleries and historic places, 50% off major exhibitions, and receive Art Quarterly magazine. Art Fund also supports museums through its annual prize, Art Fund Museum of the Year. The winner of Art Fund Museum of the Year 2023 is The Burrell Collection.

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