I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Arts Council England for supporting me to research and grow as a Visual artist through granting me the DYCP award. Truly humbled and honoured I got to meet the wonderful participants from around the world and  community focus  organisations in Nottingham. My responsibility is huge for the community as a visual artist and I am here for it! At the same time I would like to learn new skills to develop my practice in future. The DYPC grant allowed me not only to hit my target in time, but exceed it.My primary aspiration is to build on this experience and apply for future funding to present this project to a wider audience in 2022/23 bringing my practice to the national and international stage.
And here, we’re immigrants, and even if we fully assimilate the culture, we don’t think we ever fully belong here. Our life is divided between there and here. Our history is forever in two countries (or more!)​. – Participant Joana from Portugal
Organised by De Montfort University in partnership with Black Country Visual Arts and ReFramed with support from Paul Mellon centre for studies in British Art.

“When you photograph a face… you photograph the soul behind it.” – Jean-Luc Godard

How is your mental wellbeing affected by the current affairs in your home country. If no one lives back home what is the scenario?