CONNECTING YOU TO THE BEST OF
PIONEERING BLACK ARTS AND HERITAGE
Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage’s mission is to centre perspectives from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora by embedding them in cultural experiences for all. The programme includes the flagship dance festival, Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF), Black History Month Leicester and the annual Windrush Day Lecture. Through this programme Serendipity has established a legacy: hosting the Living Archive, documenting Black arts, heritage and culture, publishing the voices of Black artists and community activists, nurturing artists to create high quality new work and mentoring young people as they navigate the industry.
Serendipity’s strength as a Black-led organisation is in working in partnership with artists, venues, educational institutions, museums, producers, directors, promoters, media companies and agencies both in the UK and across international forums.
Perception: The Countees of Leicester explores the fascinating history of a local family against the backdrop of Victorian, Edwardian and post-war Leicester …
Lost Legends was a project to mark the thirtieth anniversary of Black History Month in the UK in 2017. Reflecting on the history of Black History Month and the trailblazers …
A podcast series hosted by nora chipaumire and Pawlet Brookes, Black Manifesto brings together voices of Black women for a collective conversation …
The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage in Leicester has been awarded a grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to support the development of a regional project, Unearthed: Forgotten Histories. Made possible with money raised by National Lottery players, £729,438 is being offered to grow and develop an archive that reflects the diversity of the African and African Caribbean communities across the Midlands.
Latest Call Outs
Are you aged 18-30 and have an interest in archives and heritage? Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage is delivering a course aimed at young people of African and African Caribbean, Asian and Latinx heritage based in the UK, who are currently under-represented in the heritage sector.