SYMPOSIUM: Lets Move to More Visibility

Was held on Friday 22nd September 2017

Tramway, Glasgow 

A one day symposium exploring how dance and the performing arts sector in Scotland can develop to have a greater representation and support of practitioners who identify as People of Colour (POC) and / or Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME).

For more information and images go to our archive here


Nima Séne - Quick fire talks from artists in Scotland


First to be seen.  Pawlet Brooks from Serendipity presented Lost Legends 2017 short film. Film can be found below


Why is Black History Month important? This short documentary provides a snapshot into the history of Black History Month. Listen to Ben Browne, Pawlet Brookes, Bernard Francis, Philip Herbert, Louise Katerega, Robert Lee, Carol Leeming, Boston Williams and Freedom Tariq Zampaladus as they share their thoughts and memories.


The symposium is supported by Tramway, The Work Room, Federation of Scottish Theatre and One Dance UK

Thanks Project X for a great day! Really enjoyed the mix of speakers and approaches. No 4pm conference day fatigue here :-) Left with head buzzing, as fresh as I arrived. A treat to see the performances, a privilege to be in the room with a genuine range of interesting and honest voices. You set the tone so clearly and touchingly for us as you opened the day. Congratulations and see you again very soon!
— Louise Katerega - People Dancing
Hearing about the experience of Black people and people of colour in the arts and dance world highlighted my own white privilege
— Symposium Participant
I’d like to be part of positive solutions and support rather than sitting back quietly with my privilege.
— Symposium Participant
Enriching, inspiring, thoughtful, appreciative and grateful. Thank Project X
— Symposium Participant


Looking back and learning to move forward