Anonymous Testimony of Lived Experience to Guide Us as an Anti-Racist Network
27th Apr 2023
Our Transition Group is gathering anonymous testimonies of everyday racism experienced by people working in the visual arts.
CVAN South East convened this group to provide insight and guidance on social justice, equity and anti-racism in the visual arts. The group incorporates a mix of diverse ethnicities, and two thirds identifies as from the global ethnic majority.
Why we need your testimony
The Transition Group wants to help everyone working in our sector, including leaders of organisations, to better understand the nature of racism, how to deal with it robustly and the profound consequences of not doing so, for instance people leaving the sector altogether. This survey is a first step in creating a channel for visual arts workers and audiences who have not been able to express their situation. By hearing people’s lived experience we hope to go deeper into the anatomy and impact of racism in the visual arts.
The survey is open to anyone who has experienced any form of racism in the context of the UK visual arts sector, particularly in the south east.
It is a safe and confidential way to record experiences of racism that may have happened to you, someone you know or that you have witnessed in a visual arts context. It is a space to envision another experience that you would have preferred to have for yourself or someone you know in the context of a visual arts institution.
The group will produce a set of recommendations resulting from this survey, without identifying any particular individuals or organisations. These recommendations will be presented as an active document to our network and Steering Group, as well as being made public on our website to advocate change in the wider visual arts sector.
The survey will close on 23rd June 2023.
We are committed to safeguarding your data. Your personal data will not be shared or used for any other purpose. You can read our privacy notice here.