Working in partnership with The Whitworth we're reimagining how the gallery connects with local families in a more accessible, inclusive and equitable way

Afrocats' work to dismantle barriers that refugees, asylum seekers and diverse young people face. The Whitworth, like Afrocats, is driven by a mission to use art and creative experiences to drive social change.

All galleries and arts organisations have audience diversity targets but this event wasn’t just about creating record numbers for The Whitworth. The aim was to create meaningful change and ensure that the gallery is a space of sanctuary for refugees and asylum seekers so equality and diversity can thrive. 

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Afrocats work to dismantle barriers that refugees, asylum seekers and diverse young people face. The Whitworth, like Afrocats, is driven by a mission to use art and creative experiences to drive social change.

All galleries and arts organisations have audience diversity targets but this event wasn’t just about creating record numbers for The Whitworth. The aim is to create meaningful change and ensure that the gallery is a space of sanctuary for refugees and asylum seekers so equality and diversity can thrive. 

Through our strategic partnership the Whitworth and Afrocats are able to fund refugee and asylum seekers travel and refreshments to break down any financial barriers they face when considering visiting a gallery.  

Volunteers from Afrocats and The Whitworth work side-by-side, learning from one another and ultimately enhancing the visitor experience. 

Through our pilot events we have reached 1674 people.

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“Sometimes we don’t have time for ourselves, but it’s made a difference to me because I don’t say I’m good or bad - it’s made me realise I can create something."

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