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Talks & Seminars

The Reset: Euella Jackson and Kamina Walton on Allyship

VASW wel­comes Kam­i­na Wal­ton and Euel­la Jack­son from Ris­ing Arts Agency to dis­cuss the dynam­ics of ally­ship in anti-racist work.

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Reset, Visual Arts South West's series of online talks, continues with a discussion between Kamina Walton and Euella Jackson from Rising Arts Agency, exploring how people within the visual arts sector can harness their responsibility as allies in the fight against racial injustice and inequality.

The visual arts sector needs to pursue meaningful and tangible change urgently to abolish institutional racism. With predominantly white sector leadership, it is imperative that those in positions of power take responsibility in actively demolishing white supremacist structures within our lead institutions and smaller organisations alike. Space must be made for BPOC leaders and voices to shift the status quo, whilst ensuring that the conditions under which we work and encounter one another are safe, fair and free from oppression and exploitation.

Regardless of where you are in your career, this session will be touching on what you can actively be doing to dismantle power and oppression in your own organisation and across the sector. This is a space for you to get comfortable with discomfort and reflect on how you can be doing things differently.

This conversation is primarily directed at white allies.

This talk is hosted on Zoom and free to attend but booking via Eventbrite is required. The full details on how to attend the talk will be circulated two days before the event.

Please note that all events in the series will be recorded.

For further information about the series, please contact Nella Aarne at nella@vasw.org.uk.


Rising Arts Agency is a social enterprise whose mission is to empower Bristol’s underrepresented young people aged 16 - 30 to fulfil their creative ambitions and to affect wider social change through the arts. They are anti-establishment, fiercely independent and co-created with and for young people. Rising's community, who are more than 60% young POC, are embedded in strategic decision making at every level of their work.


This summer and autumn, Visual Arts South West presents a series of talks and presentations in collaboration with Contemporary Visual Arts Network.

These webinars are a combined offer supporting our national and regional networks to find ways to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its far-reaching effects on our sector. The discussions will address pressing questions on reopening our venues; adjusting to the demands of social distancing; staying in touch with our communities; advocacy work; weathering the economic impact on our professional field, and retaining our value.

Responding to the data collected via CVAN’s recent impact survey, these webinars are designed to bring the visual arts together, provide confidence, celebrate innovation and foster interconnectedness as we all move into the next phase of response and recovery.
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