Meet: Linett Kamala, President of the UAL Alumni of Colour Association
Linett Kamala graduated in BA (Hons) Graphic Design from London College of Communication (LCC) in 1991. She is currently the President of the UAL Alumni of Colour Association (AOCA), having been involved with the AOCA from the beginning, helping to plan the pilot event.
Linett is an artist and educator whose work enriching the lives of young people spans a period of over three decades. Her previous roles have included Associate Education Director for a multi-academy trust, setting up Chelsea Academy in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and serving in a voluntary capacity for 7 years as Director and Vice-Chair of the South Kilburn Trust, a charity which is part of a £600 million regeneration scheme in North West London.
Currently, in addition to her artistic practice, Linett is an education consultant, team leader for an Arts and Design department in a West London international school and is Director of Lin Kam Art Ltd.
What made you want to take on the role of President in the AOCA?
I love working collaboratively with others and was excited by the opportunity to help create a vibrant community of talented individuals. Furthermore, I enjoy bringing out the best in others and making things happen in a timely fashion.
Can you tell us a bit more about your role as President and what you hope to achieve?
Presently the creative industries are not fully utilising the wealth of talent out there and I hope that our association will play a significant part in changing this. Whether through highlighting exciting opportunities, showcasing new projects or expanding a business idea, I would like to ensure our events and activities add real value to its members.
I also hope that our group will create a supportive environment to network and discuss issues which are particularly unique to its members, regardless of whether they are established in their field or new graduates seeking to make their mark.
I am determined to make sure that our association is the ‘go-to place’ for anyone in the industry who is serious about looking to connect with the wealth of talent within our membership group.
Why should alumni join the AOCA?
Increasingly, being part of strong networks is where you can access the best opportunities. By joining the AOCA you can enhance being a graduate of the University of Arts London’s reputation as a world leader in arts, design and communication education.
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