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BlackFest 2021 Artist Call Out

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Until 31 July 2021

Liverpool’s grassroots Black arts festival, BlackFest is calling upon local artists and creatives to showcase their talents this autumn. The non-profit organisation, who work with black artists to create an annual festival programme as well as nurturing a vibrant arts community through empowering projects, are seeking new artists from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The 2021 programme of events due to take place this September will feature music, dance, visual arts, film, literature, theatre community productions and education.

Jubeda Khatun, Director at BlackFest, said "There was a major shift during the pandemic on how we perceive our surroundings and daily interactions. Our narratives tell a story of a collective grief and resurgence of Black voices and experiences. Given the anniversary that sparked global protests on race, and how it played a vital role in the pandemic that exposed disparities within the UK system, we are looking closely at Place, Persona and Parables. Our 2021 festival will respond to those experiences; the artistic theme this year is 'Parallels' - whether it be geographical, political, historical, social, physical or class in our society."

The application process for this incredible, empowering opportunity can be found on the BlackFest website - and the deadline for artists to apply is 31st July 2021.