Storytelling PR has been lucky to work with Project X bearing witness to the important work they do in Scotland and we wanted to share an important message from the company below.
For details on how to support Project X by donating, visit their new website here.
We are a Scotland-based, collectively run organisation which champions dance and performance from the African and Caribbean diaspora.
At this time, whilst we are celebrating three years of amazing and enriching accomplishments which we are so proud to have achieved, we are also saddened and enraged by the recent, historic and ongoing traumatic incidents, loss of life, and sickening acts of anti-blackness which continue to dominate the world we live in.
Through witnessing and experiencing racial inequality within our own lives and professional careers, we came together as friends and colleagues to remedy this through democratising the art sector in Scotland and beyond. We created educational contexts to understand the history, heritage and contemporary African and Caribbean cultures through dance. We wanted to support the amazing artists and practitioners creating work here in Scotland, whilst addressing the multi-faceted and oppressive barriers put upon Black and/+ POC artists.
Covid19 may have brought the world to a halt but our work is ongoing.
As a small organisation which is delivered on a project-by-project basis, we are using this time to become more sustainable so that we can continue to deliver our work with communities and artists. We know that across the UK, COVID has had the greatest impact on Black and People of Colour and as an organisation, we urgently need to put systems and procedures in place to support and care for our collaborators, communities and ourselves. Therefore, whilst ensuring that the health, safety and mental wellbeing of those we work with is paramount, we will continue to reimagine and reconstruct a better and more inclusive sector, celebrating the history and contemporary cultures which intertwine in the myriad of dance forms and styles.
You can donate to help support our organisation here:
Thank you to our community for the on-going support.
Love and Solidarity
Project X – Ashanti, Mele & Rhea