SOAS University of London

Academic Services: Widening Participation

BHM 2020 Critics Programme

Date: 14 October 2020Time: 4:00 PM

Finishes: 18 November 2020Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Online Learning

Type of Event: Workshop

Black History Month 2020 Critics Programme

The BHM 2020 Critics Programme is a relaxed programme of workshops aimed at undergraduate students to celebrate Black History Month. The workshops have been designed to  engage students in critical analysis of art works created by contemporary and past visual, performing and written Black artists.

During the programe you can expect to:

  • engage critically with art through facilitated activities
  • practice academic writing in a safe and experimental environment, meet other students and develop skills
  • be inspired to engage independently with all arts and culture after the programme and more specifically with art prtoduced by artists of African descent.
  • feel an increased sense of belonging in creative spaces

The course will be taught by Dr Katie Reid, Senior Teaching Fellow, Literary & Creative Arts | Critical Theory.

It will last 6 weeks ( 4 weekly workshops followed by two weeks independent working). A blog will be created to disseminate participants' works.

Weekly workload includes:

  • reading about and discussing art works produced by artists from African descent
  • writing short (c.200-300 words) analysis
  • giving and receiving peer-feedback

This programme is funded by SOAS' Access Agreement. Priority will be given to undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in HE.

To apply for a place, please complete the SOAS Critics Programme BHM Application Form

For more information, please contact Renata Albuquerque on

Organiser: Renata Albuquerque

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Contact Tel: 020 7898 4745