Radical BAME Youth Heritage Project
Members of the Heritage Futures team, together with Rodney Harrison’s AHRC Heritage Priority Area team, will collaborate with Beatfreeks Arts who have been awarded £696,700 to run the Radical Heritage Project (RHP) as part of The Heritage Lottery fund’s £10 million Kick the Dust fund.
The teams will work with Free Radical, part of the Beatfreeks Collective, Birmingham Museums Trust, Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust, and the Black Studies Research Cluster at Birmingham City University on the project, which aims to help 16-25 year olds from Birmingham and The Black Country to engage meaningfully and strategically with heritage organisations to co-create, deliver and evaluate innovative forms of youth engagement and help to ‘future proof’ heritage for the communities of tomorrow. RHP will create a framework which can be adopted across the sector to radically improve how heritage organisations reach young BAME audiences, participants and leaders. It will provide a landmark opportunity for young people in Greater Birmingham to decolonize the history of the region by connecting them to the stories of the areas they live in.