30th November, 2021 / 12:30 - 13:30
23rd June, 2021
Multi-disciplinary artist and Guildhall tutor Paula Varjack curates and hosts the third series of conversations in collaboration with students from the School’s BA Performance and Creative Enterprise (PACE).
In this informal conversation, streamed via Instagram Live, Paula Varjack is joined by Amahra Spence who discusses her practice and shares advice, experience and ideas with the next generation.
Amahra Spence is a multidisciplinary artist, organiser, cultural producer, designer for social justice movements and spatial practitioner. In 2013, Amahra established MAIA, an organisation supporting artists to change the world through infrastructure building, resource redistribution, platforming and programming. Through this work, they recently launched YARD, an arthouse and residency space and the first phase of an artist-led hotel.
Amahra is also a proud mentor to social justice activists and artists who are making freedom possible and she facilitates training for organisations committed to liberation. Amahra currently sits on the Boards of Birmingham Opera Company and Selina Thompson LTD and has sat on many more over the last decade.