Five-year Arts Development Plan for Black History Month and Black History Cymru 365

We need your help – we are putting together our new arts development strategy. This plan will help us deliver an outstanding programme of Black History events and activities across the whole of Wales for the next five years.

What we learned from our last strategy:

•Our events showcase the best of Black talent across Wales
•Our events attract people of all backgrounds
•Black artists flourish from participating in our events
•Businesses benefit from supporting our activities
•Venues see increased audiences

Our Approach
Black History Wales

We are a leading organisation in Wales which, through the creative arts, promotes a better understanding of Black history, changes perspectives on Black culture, challenges inequalities experienced by many Black communities and promotes respect for cultural differences. We believe in the power of the arts to enrich and to change the lives of Black people in Wales.

Black History Wales

Black History Wales contributes to the formation of the most vibrant and culturally diverse artistic scenery in Wales, and in 2020 established The Black History Wales Artists Gallery to showcase the work of the most talented individuals, who create thought-provoking, intriguing and educational artworks. The aim is to promote artist’s talents, skills and artworks, to as many people as possible.

Black History Wales

Black History is a global movement and an initiative to research and re-tell the history of people of African and African-Caribbean descent. In Wales, Black History is marginalised, overlooked and unrepresented, and Black History Wales’ (BHW) objective is to change that.

The Black History Wales network is made up of over 126 pan-Wales organisations such as; youth charities, grassroots groups, schools, Further Education and Higher Education institutions representing people of different cultures, faiths and geographical locations who sit on our steering committee.

Black History Cymru
365 (BHC365)

Black History Cymru 365 (BHC365) celebrates African and African-Caribbean history and heritage throughout the year in Wales. BHC365’s goal is to see meaningful activities happening all year round, 365 days of the year and not just in October.

National Black History Youth Awards

National Black History Youth Awards recognise the contributions of outstanding young people of African and Caribbean descent to celebrate their achievements.

BHW 2021:
Celebrating Local Heroes and Sheroes

Join us as we celebrate Wales’ hidden heroes who champion Black History, starting with the unveiling of our Black History Wales Patron, late Betty Campbell’s magnificent statue. 

Submit Your Event

Have you got a great event happening in Wales? Want to feature it on Black History Wales’s online events calendar for free?

May 2022

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Take a peek at what we have got up to over the last few years. If you have any suggestions about events that you would like to see the Black History Month Wales hold again, then please get in touch.

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