UWE Art & Design Foundation + Bristol Refugee Artists Collective
This project supports creative collaboration between UWE Art & Design Foundation students and refugee/asylum seeker artists. It is being organised in partnership between UWE and the Bristol Refugee Artists Collective (BRAC)
Participation is open to:
- Foundation Students across various creative disciplines through their compulsory ‘Building A Creative Identity’ and ‘Final Project’ Modules.
- Refugee and Asylum Seeker Artists in Bristol.
What is BRAC?
BRAC is a collective of Bristol artists who are refugees and asylum seekers. BRAC exists to empower its members through art activity and generate cultural exchange with the Bristol community. The group includes men and women from many countries.
What is UWE Integrated Foundation in Art & Design?
Integrated Foundation in Art and Design is part of a 4 year programme in disciplines such as Fine Art, Graphic Design, Fashion Textiles, Fashion Communication, Interior Design, Illustration, Photography and Animation. In the Foundation year students learn all the fundamental skills in their disciplines before progressing on to their first year of chosen study. The programme prides itself in Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity curriculum. Our students have the opportunity to work in a wide range of socially engaged projects from local and international communities such as the collaboration with BRAC artists and also UWE’s volunteering programme in the Gambia, the Daigo Project.
- This project supports creative collaboration between Foundation students and Refugee and Asylum Seeker Artists in Bristol.
- The Collaboration looks at how creative practitioners from diverse backgrounds can work together by sharing ideas and different life experiences to create innovative artworks.
- Participating students will team up with refugee/asylum seeker artists to produce art projects, leading to an exhibition of work as part of the 2021 Bristol Refugee Festival in June.