Events, Societies and Organisations

Resource of regular events, societies and organisations. 

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All our Resource Lists are constantly evolving, any suggestions can be emailed to:

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GSA POC Society

Student-initiated society at the GSA Students' Association. They create a safer, healing and constructive space for people of colour.

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INIVA

Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) is an evolving, radical visual arts organisation dedicated to developing an artistic programme that reflects on the social and political impact of globalisation.

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Glasgow MELA

Glasgow Mela is Scotland's biggest, annual, free multicultural festival, with live music, theatre performances and food. 

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Havana Glasgow Film Festival

The Havana Glasgow Film Festival exists to showcase Cuban cinema and culture within Havana’s twin city of Glasgow, Scotland. The festival celebrates local identities and cultures, highlighting the similarities between Havana and Glasgow and the thriving artistic talent that exists within both cities.

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Stuart Hall Library

The Stuart Hall Library is Iniva’s critical and creative hub. The library holds Iniva’s collections and research, and supports Iniva’s work by documenting and facilitating its research into the contemporary visual arts within an international and transnational context, as well as providing critical material on issues of cultural identity and offering a specialist collection that is open to the public.

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Dardishi Festival

Dardishi is a community-focused zine and arts Festival that showcases the cultural production of Arab and North African womxn. They are currently running a fundraiser for their next festival. Click to donate.

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Autograph ABP

Autograph’s mission is to enable the public to explore identity, representation, human rights and social justice through work produced by artists who use photography and film. 

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Collect:if

Collect:if is a fabulous new network bringing together Women of Colour (WoC) who are established figures in the arts, culture and creative industries in Scotland and those who are developing their practice.

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V/DA

V/DA is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative company. Crossing the lines between dance, theatre and music. 

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Gramnet - UofG

We conduct research and qualitative evaluation on migration, refugees and the asylum process.  As a network, we consult on migration-related policy in the UK and internationally.‌

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Arika

Established in 2001, Arika is a political arts organisation concerned with supporting connections between artistic production and social change.

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BEMIS

Offers support for the black and ethnic minority voluntary sector in Scotland.

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Africa in Motion Film Festival

Africa in Motion (AiM) is an annual African film festival taking place in Scotland, consisting of film screenings and complementary events.

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LUX Scotland

LUX Scotland is a non-profit agency dedicated to supporting, developing and promoting artists’ moving image practices in Scotland. 

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Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF)

SQIFF was formed with the aim of adding to the exciting and growing amount of queer film stuff happening around Scotland. Since 2015, they have held an annual festival in Glasgow alongside providing year round events across various locations.

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Saheliya

Saheliya is a specialist mental health and well-being support organisation for black,  minority ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls (12+) in the Edinburgh and Glasgow area.

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Glasgow Women's Library

The only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programmes of public events & learning opportunities.

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Project X Platform

Project X celebrates and champions dance and performance within the African Caribbean Diaspora in Scotland. Through workshops, performances, artistic opportunities, discussions, screenings, a symposium and more, Project X platforms these contemporary and traditional dance forms whilst broadening perceptions and representation. 

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Vogue Scotland

Voguing is an underground dance-based art form that comes from the Ballroom scene, created by the Black and Latinx LGBT communities in prisons and the Harlem drag balls. This is the home for the vogue community in Scotland. 

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