Nu Civilisation Orchestra - Tomorrow’s Warriors by Tomorrow’s WarriorsArts Council England
This story highlights a sample of the collection, briefly explaining how it all came together.
Who is Arts Council England?
The Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. It supports the creative lives of young people in school, at home and in their social lives.
What is the Culture Through Our Eyes' Project?
The idea for the project was birthed when the Staff at Arts Council England and Google Arts & Culture joined forces to spotlight the exceptional work being produced by Black creatives and organisations within the Arts and Culture sector. Using dance, music, and art, the collection centres on amplifying stories of identity exploring what it truly means to be Black and British.
Creating the collection
In celebration of Black History Month, we partnered with three organisations from across England to showcase the incredible work of several Black creatives. This collection sheds a light on Black British culture both here and abroad, covering stories from each organisation’s archives to the present day.
Cherelle Skeete being interviewed for the SHE documentary (2021) by Tenisha WhiteArts Council England
Punch is a creative development agency working closely with young people from diverse backgrounds to sharpen their talents and build sustainable careers.
They put together a music video and a selection of short documentaries exploring the impact of music and culture on identity, entrepreneurship, and legacy within the Black community.
BHM Through Your Eyes (2020) by Patricia VesterArts Council England
Serendipity is a Leicester based, diverse-led, arts and heritage organisation.
The company curated an assortment of artistic works that provide insight into the experience of the African, African Caribbean Diaspora and indigenous communities.
Moses Boyd - Tomorrow’s Warriors by Tomorrow’s WarriorsArts Council England
Tomorrows Warriors is a London-based, music development organisation offering support and career guidance to aspiring musicians looking to make their mark in the jazz world.
Their collection highlights the success of its bespoke jazz education programmes in partnership with a host of local, national and international music/arts education and industry partners.
Conclusion and thank you
Thanks to Google Arts & Culture and our partner organisations, who have given us a glimpse into their world.
In the interest of keeping the vibrancy of Black British culture alive for the generations to come it is important to share the work of its creatives and that these stories continue to be told.
We hope it encourages you to discover more.
So get inspired and Let’s Create