As global protests continue in response to the brutal killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, the creative community have come together in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Some are showing support through fundraising projects, others are producing moving tributes to Floyd himself or to artwork responding to the history of violence and oppression towards black people. There are also professionals harnessing their positions to make positive moves to amplify black people in the creative industries.
This article contains examples of all of these, but we must emphasise that it is only a starting point. Our commitment to cultivate change will ensure we continue to amplify black voices to help make Creative Bloq and the creative industry as a whole a more inclusive space for black communities. We all need to triple our efforts to support black creatives, starting now.
Please feel free to get in touch with any suggestions or relevant news — we plan to keep this page regularly updated. Let’s start with a list of some very worthy causes that are working right now in this fight.
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