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Black Creatives Hub

4 different artworks arranged next to each other.
4 different artworks arranged next to each other.
Black Creatives Hub | Design direction: Brand and Creative, UAL

Showcasing the exceptional talents and contributions of our Black community and highlighting support, resources and opportunities available.

Our vision

We want to empower and celebrate the Black community at UAL by creating a vibrant collective space to increase the visibility of our Black staff, students and alumni.

We aim to attract and support more Black students and staff, as well as advance UAL's commitment to dismantling systemic racism within our institution and the creative industries.

Opportunities

  • The words 'I try' written multiple times on a pink background. In the centre there's a cut up photograph of a person.
    ‘In-between-ness, Belonging & Disruption,’ by Ama Ogwo, 2023, BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, UAL

    Creative Shift

    Opportunities for students from underrepresented backgrounds to widen their creative network and support their professional development.

  • A collage of different figures standing in different places with different textured backgrounds.
    'Message to Myself’ by Anita-Praise Nweke, 2023, BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL

    Black Young Professionals  

    Connecting Black professionals to personalised career opportunities such as jobs, mentorship, events and content based on your career goals. 

  • A colourful collage-style showing a mother figure holding a child.
    'Wild Dreams’ by Joseph Ijoyemi, 2023, MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, UAL

    BLC Directory  

    An online directory for Black Creatives in London.

  • A painting of colourful house with grass in front of. A painting of a person standing in front of a white background is overlaid. Two smaller paintings are overlaid underneath and to the right. Another painting of a woman and a child sitting on steps is overlaid near the bottom.
    'Home-body’ by Davinia Clarke, 2023, BA Illustration and Visual Media, London College of Communication, UAL

    Black Girl Knit Club  

    A community of Black women and girls who love to knit, learn a new skill and celebrate each other.

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Networks

  • Yemi Gbajobi, Chief Executive (Arts SU). By Razvi Adam at LCC Staff Conference
    Yemi Gbajobi, Chief Executive (Arts SU). By Razvi Adam at LCC Staff Conference

    Arts SU African Caribbean Society  

    A vibrant community celebrating the diverse and enriched cultures of Africa and the Caribbean through an array of engaging social events and activities.

  • 4 girls of different background hanging out in a photography studio
    Group shot of Rafin Jannat with models from the Jarafin shoot. 2019. BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear. London College of Fashion. UAL. Photograph: Calvin Chinthaka.

    GEMS  

    A network of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic staff at UAL.

  • Picture of a violet and white fabric hanging in the air
    Sarah Tibbles, 2021 BA Textile Design, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL

    Alumni of Colour Association

    A collaborative community helping UAL alumni of colour thrive in the creative industries.

Resources and support

  • Collage of images representing African heritage, culture and celebrities.
    Petra Raissa Nogueira, '[Black is] light', 2021, BA Fashion Design and Development, London College of Fashion,UAL.

    Supporting Black students  

    Resources for any student who needs support.

  • A collection of textile samples cut into squares
    Collection of fabric samples at London College of Fashion | Photograph: Ana Blumenkron

    Black History Library guide  

    A wide range of resources held at UAL Libraries and externally on the subject of Black history.

  • A statue in the middle of an exhibition
    Sheffield Museums, Graves Gallery. Photo © Andy Brown

    UAL Decolonising Arts Institute

    Challenging colonial legacies and disrupting ways of seeing, listening, thinking and making.

Celebrating Black Creatives

Explore work by our recent students on the UAL Showcase

Hear from our Black community

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Join us: be a part of our global community

  • Art student in his studio, Benjamin Edmunds, BA Fine Art
    Benjamin Edmunds, BA (Hons) Fine Art, UAL © Alys Tomlinson

    Undergraduate study

    UAL offers over 100 courses at pre-degree and undergraduate level in art, design, screen communication, fashion, media and performing arts. 

  • Rochelle Saunders, MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise, Central Saint Martins, 2020, © Alys Tomlinson

    Postgraduate study

    Go on a journey that will shape your career or take you along a different path entirely. Discover our postgraduate courses, search funding opportunities and find out how we can support you.

  • Students taking photographs of each other as part of the photography project through the Connect To student group.
    Student photography project. Image by the Connect To group.

    Careers  

    Flourish with our inclusive policies and connect with our staff networks.

  • Banner collage of candidates in creative settings

    Arts Temps

    We provide UAL students and alumni with exciting paid job opportunities at UAL and in London's creative industries.

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