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Collective Creativity
Arts Collective
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Collective Creativity is a group of QTIPOC (queer, trans*, intersex people of colour) artists based in London who have been collaborating together since 2013 creating radical, grass-roots space for QTIPOC creatives to interrogate the politics of art in relation to queer identity, institutional racism, and anti-colonialism and dedicated to creating space for conversations that challenge institutional racism and white supremacy within a cultural framework. It was in this carving out space they bridged the gap between theory and practice, at the centre of these sessions were the essays of cultural theorist Stuart Hall and artist and writer Rasheed Areen, allowing them to critically uncover their ‘own’ erased art histories and those of other Black Artists in Britain.

Collective Creativity founded in 2013 in London due to urgency. Initial research Into Black and South Asian artists in the 80's and the Black Arts Movement were held at the Stuart Hall library at INIVA, Making Histories Visible archive, run by Lubaina Himid in Preston Lancs, and gatherings took place unofficially at the Tate, their access to materials and facilities crucial to them as emerging artists and writers, and in facilitating resistance.


Collective Creativity functioned as a collective creative space for QTIBPoC (queer, trans, intersex people of colour) creatives and later primarily as a core group of editors, writers and artists creating resources, running workshops and carving important conversations. A main publication produced was Surviving Art School: An artist of Colour toolkit which was published in 2016.

Collective Creativity are Evan Ifekoya, Raju Rage, Raisa Kabir and Rudy Loewe.

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