Between March and August 2022, eight young artists and organisers from Uganda, Malaysia, the British Virgin Islands, India, Pakistan, Rwanda, Trinidad and Tobago and the UK were given no-strings-attached grants by Birmingham-based Beatfreeks, to continue and deepen their work.
As We Speak tells the story of these inspiring young artists, with a documentary, live performances and a space to discuss this unique model of supporting artists. Call it trust-based support, call it a documentary, call it a global experiment in shared experience and purpose. Whatever you call it, it’s happening as we speak.
Join Beatfreeks for their upcoming online panel discussions:
WED 20th JULY 10.30AM:
- Spoken word collective Projects Prodets from Chennai, India
- Visual artist Sakshi Kumar from Karachi, Pakistan
- Poet, storyteller and activist Adjei Sun from Birmingham, UK
- Dancer and educator The Urbansong from Kigali, Rwanda
WED 27TH JULY 5.30PM:
- Poet and author Anika Christopher from Roadtown, BVI
- Artist, producer and film-maker Mohd Jayzuan from Ipoh, Malaysia
- Multi-discipliniary artist Javaughn Forde from Trinidad & Tobago
- Musician Rap Poet from Kampala, Uganda
Both sessions will be hosted by Beatfreeks' very own Ella Brandt.
Sign up via eventbrite.co.uk
Tickets free from beatfreeks.com