Golden Thread Gallery’s series of online discussions about diversity in the arts and exploring what improvements are needed in striving for more inclusivity and engagement for people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background continues on Thursday 10th December. Session 3 is aimed at both Arts Organisations and Individuals, to combine our learning from the previous sessions and explore new tactics and concrete steps we can take to increase diversity in the arts.

We’re delighted to be welcoming two brilliant guest speakers: Jade Foster and Pier Vegner Tosta. The event will be hosted once again by Esther Andare, our New Needs Intern, and we have expanded the session to 80 minutes to allow plenty of time for discussion and questions.

The session will take place via Zoom, register now to book your place: 

Guest Speakers

Pier Vegner Tosta is a Dutch curator, art adviser and creative producer with Mediterranean and South American roots.. After studying at the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam, he lived in Berlin and London before moving to Newcastle upon Tyne and later Edinburgh where he is based. Transculturalism, cultural fluidity and identity politics plays an important role in his practice, research and creative production. Working independently and collaboratively, he makes use of multidisciplinary and unconventional methods with the intention of changing perceptions and forging authentic connection with new audiences and other creative minds alike.

Jade Foster is an artist–curator and creative producer of Caribbean heritage. Foster holds positions as Assistant Curator at Primary and Creative Programme Coordinator at New Art Exchange (NAE) in Nottingham. Their current research interests include contemporary art practices exploring institutional critique, queerness, sound, and performance art. Through their art practice, they investigate concepts of survival, (hyper)visibility/invisibility and Intersectionality. These concepts pertain to the Caribbean and black diaspora. They are also a founder member of the Black Curators Collective, a network for black women and non-binary curators based in the UK to come together to support one another, champion black excellence, combine efforts and develop strategies for systemic change within the creative industries.


Thanks so much to Pier and Jade for agreeing to take part in this session!
Please email us at [email protected] if you have any queries.

GTG Diversity Forums are supported by the Community Foundation NI New Needs fund.