Black Arts Matter (BAM) is a London-based arts organization created to promote the uniqueness of black arts and culture within schools and communities.
Our shared vision consists of promoting cultural-based learning, as well as delivering and facilitating workshops. We are here to inspire and develop opportunities to reshape the British cultural perspective.
Our aim is to amplify Black Arts and share the black experience.
Our goal is to change the perception of Black history in schools through promotion of black arts.
Our focus is to raise the quality of inclusivity and diversity within the curriculum.
Our First Programme Launch
BAM is set to campaign for Black arts and history to be experienced through the use of a Carnival Arts programme in primary schools, ready to launch October 2021.
With a diverse and inclusive network, the programme is a fundamental platform for communication; encouraging healthy discussions on challenges we face, promoting a healthy mindset.
This is a unique opportunity for history to be taught, whilst being exposed to an array of possibilities through carnival arts. This project will help develop empathy, critical thinking and an appreciation for the Black aesthetic and its contribution to the evolution of arts and culture in Britain.
BAM is committed to shifting the perception of black history in the context of British history. Engaging in cultural knowledge, creating a more revised and more inclusive curriculum, ensuring Black history is taught more often than one month per year.
BAM aims to:
Carnival Arts Programme
A holistic approach to inclusion and cultural diversity
The Carnival Arts programme lessons will contribute to learning opportunities from the core knowledge of the national curriculum of KS1 and KS2. We aim to promote the development of pupils' knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.
Teacher Training Workshop
BAM offers a 3 hour a story telling training session to assist teachers to better support the skills needed to deliver the programme to the young people. Teaching resources are also provided, with detailed lesson plans.
Parent Training Workshop
BAM offer parents the opportunity to take part in a 2 hour storytelling workshop reviewing the topics within the lessons. The parents are encouraged to learn a choreographed dance routine which will be performed with the young people.
Student Practical Lessons
First pilot launch in Oct 2021