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Black Lives Matter...

A message from the ArtReach Board of Trustees 


At ArtReach (producers of Journeys Festival International) we stand with those around the world who are speaking out against injustice and racism, and at this particular time in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. For us this needs to go beyond a statement, or a social media campaign – we try to take action.


We will continue to listen, and to be a platform for the voices of the artists from all communities. We will continue to learn through promoting education, discussion, providing opportunities that help bring about change, and by continuously reflecting how we, as an organisation, can do that more in the future. We will continue to review diverse representation on our board, and within our staff team, to ensure different voices are represented, and we are committed to making power and decision-making diverse.

Angels (Laurence Payot and Parang Khezri

*Image of Angels by Laurence Payot and Parang Khezri taken at Journeys Festival International Portsmouth 2019. Image courtesy of Tom Byrne photography.

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