After a four-month period of exchange, the six creative companies partnered underBig Village–Digital have created a Manifesto for Action to put forth how arts institutions can better support Global Majority-led companies and create genuine long-term collaborative working relationships.
The following manifesto has emerged from Big Village–Digital, an exchange between six companies led by Global Majority creatives from across the UK and Australia. Working primarily with the body in populist artforms like Circus and Cabaret, these six companies pioneer new modes of articulation and create performances led by the body that challenge colonial and class-based notions of art. We are honored to share their manifesto, and encourage you to reshare this statement with your network and local community: We have come together as a movement of shared experience, rather than to claim a shared identity. To try and lump artists together based on their ethnicity or cultural heritage, without looking at the art we are creating, does not give enough credit to our work. Instead, we recognise that creating space to understand and articulate our experiences empowers us to speak to and address the shared challenges related to ethnic and cultural identity we experi...
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