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Radar: Imagining structures of support for migrant artists

A person with short blonde hair and a grey top writes on a big piece of yellow paper
Photo by Alicja Rogalska

What does support look like for migrant artists working in a hostile cultural environment? Join us in conversation with Migrants in Culture for a session mapping the support that’s out there and the support we need to build and organise for with the sector.

Artsadmin is proud to host this Radar as part of Migrant Futures, a pilot programme developed by Migrants in Culture which will explore migrant-led models of mentorship and mutual aid. Migrant Futures consists of a series of workshops and the creation of a mentorship network, as well as a digital resources platform for migrant artists, organisations and researchers.

‘Migrant’ refers to people who work in the cultural sector, have lived experiences of migration in their lives, are being profiled as migrants because of the colour of their skin, their accent or other characteristics, regardless of their legal status. Migrants can have a variety of legal statuses, including as visa nationals, temporary or permanent residents, refugees or asylum seekers, traveller communities, those undocumented or otherwise illegalised, or citizens. 

How the workshop works
We’ll first hear from Migrants in Culture, who have been researching structural barriers faced by migrant artists. Then we will break into groups to pool our knowledge about organisational, community-based, and mutual aid support systems that work and share our ideas of what else is needed.

Who is this event for
We invite artists and cultural workers at all stages of their career to join this moment of activation: a step towards reimagining peer-to-peer and organisational practices that champion migrant work, embed the knowledge migrants bring through their ‘roots and routes’, and contribute to thriving migrant communities.

About Migrants in Culture
Migrants in Culture is a network of migrants organising to create the conditions of safety, agency and solidarity in the culture sector for migrants, people of colour and all others impacted by the UK’s immigration regime.


  • BSL interpretation is available on request. Email or call 020 7247 5102 to arrange this, and please allow at least two week’s notice.
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Date and time

18 October 2022

Please note
This is now a past event.