Call for Commissions

Black History Month Leicester 2020 Events

If you are planning an event for Black History Month this year and would like it to be included in the official Black History Month Leicester brochure, we would like to hear from you!
Deadline for applications: Sunday 28 June 2020, 11.59pm BST
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BHM Live 2020

BHM Live will commission three artists to create work to feature in Black Ink, a new magazine for Black History Month Leicester. Commissions will be multifaceted projects that translate into print with digital elements for a series titled Launchpad.
Deadline for applications: Thursday 25 June 2020, 5.00pm BST
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BlackInk New Writing Competition

BlackInk seeks creative writers from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora based in the UK for a showcase of new short fiction, applicants are invited to submit stories of up to 3,000 in any genre for consideration. The winning short stories will be published in BlackInk magazine for Black History Month in October 2020.
Deadline for applications: Monday 3 August 2020, 11.59pm BST
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30 Seconds To Treasure

A collaborative dance short that invites anyone from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora to submit 30 seconds of movement, inspired by the following provocations; What is it we want to keep hold of? What are the stories we need to tell? What is it we hold precious?
Deadline for applications: Thursday 25 June 2020, 5.00pm BST
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Image Description: Six dancers from Urban Bush Women are dress for rehearsal, they stand on their left foot, lifting their right and leaning into their right side whilst stretching out their arm, hand outstretched.

Image Credit: Urban Bush Women at Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2016, photographer Matthew Cawrey.