Addressing the Inequity of Funding Decisions

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Why we need to build mature partnerships between Black-led organisations and funders. There are written rules when applying for arts funding: set criteria which outline the funder’s priorities, the activities it supports, who is eligible to apply and the amount of any potential grant.   In theory, these criteria determine what does or doesn’t get funded. …

Money Is Not The Answer For Black Artists And Creative Entrepreneurs.

I recently watched Nick Broomfield’s documentary ‘Last Man Standing: Suge Knight and the Murders of Biggie and Tupac’. It left me pretty shook up.  It made me question my purpose at Create Equity, campaigning for a racially equitable redistribution of wealth in the creative industries. The documentary forced me to ask to what end, if …

Can using public money to develop BAME entrepreneurs be in the public interest if it makes them wealthy too?

1. The challenge Setting up projects which develop BAME creative businesses – through which the founders can potentially generate significant financial reward – has been at the heart of my life’s work. To date I have supported thousands of artists and entrepreneurs, the four most successful of whom have an estimated combined net worth of …