MiALAW2016 Selection Panel – Aisha Richards

Submissions for Made in Art London’s Autumn Winter 2016 Collection are now open!

We’re looking for current students and recent graduates from University of the Arts London who’d like to sell their work online and at events and exhibitions across London, at the same time as developing their practice and learning how to support themselves as a practicing artist or designer.

We welcome work from all disciplines, including illustration, fine art, homeware, fashion, sculpture, photographyvideo and performance and more. So whatever it is you create, as long as there’s an element you are willing to sell, you can become a MiAL Artist.

Twice a year Made in Arts London hold open submissions to find a new collection of work to add to the MiAL portfolio. For each collection we invite a panel of industry experts to look through all of the submissions and select a group of artists and designers to join Made in Arts London. The panel feedback to everyone who submits, so regardless of whether you are selected you will receive helpful advice on your submission.

MiALAW16 Selection Panel

For our Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection we have invited three industry experts to take part in our selection panel. We are thrilled to announce the first member of our selection panel will be Aisha Richards. 

aisha-300x225Aisha Richards is a Lecturer on the MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries course at Central Saint Martins, a creative practitioner and the founder of Shades of Noir.

She is an academic, with research interests that include ‘Pedagogies for social diversity and difference in Art & Design’, and the role diversity plays in enhancing the possibilities for innovation within a creative context both in higher education and industry. As part of this work she has published a study entitled ‘Any Room At The Inn’ (2009), which looks at qualitative research investigating Black Minority Ethnic graduates and their transitions into creative employment.

logo3Aisha also created Shades of Noir; a programme that creates opportunities for marginalised groups within higher education and recognises their need for safe spaces to articulate self-determination and liberate the struggles from oppressive structures both in education and society. This programme is being implemented across the University of The Arts London as well as other institutions, and continually contributes to the UK higher educations work around race equality.

How to Submit Work

To receive feedback on your work from Aisha and our other selection panel members, and for the chance to join Made in Arts London, submit your work online now.

If you have any questions about submitting work please contact: rosa@madeinartslondon.com