Kyle Campbell-Pope ‘Creative Kickstart’ Project

Left: Brian (2021) oil on canvas by Brianna Lois Parker. Right: Too Ghetto For The Workplace (2021) mixed media by Storm Foster.

Kyle Campbell-Pope ‘Creative Kickstart’ Project

January – July 2022

Black, Asian and minority ethnic students face significant barriers to obtaining relevant work experience and graduate entry level cultural sector positions. In 2020-21 Stanley Picker Gallery and our partner venue Dorich House Museum completed a Kingston University funded research study to assess student professional development needs in this area. In response to the project findings, the Gallery and Museum are funding Creative Kickstart, a dedicated student-led programme of professional development support for Black, Asian and minority ethnic students. This is being led by Kingston School of Art alumnus and film-maker Kyle Campbell-Pope.Kyle is launching the project January 2022 with two networking events led by artists of colour, including presentations, workshops, and open conversations about practice, professional skills, and advice for emerging creatives. These events will be used to establish a student collective to determine future events and contribute to Creative Kickstart’s aim of developing opportunities for multi-disciplinary practice and collaborative networks. Please see below to book and contact the Gallery with any questions or to get involved.

Tuesday 25 January, Town House, Kingston University with special guests in conversation  @briannaloisparker and @iji.keia

Thursday 27 January 4-6pm, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University with a workshop led by artist @zainabab_

Thursday 24 March 4-6pm, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, workshop with returning alumni Maha Shami.

Wednesday 11 May 4-6pm, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, open and collaborative conversation with returning alumni Laina Deene.

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Get Involved

For more information about this project and others please contact Natalie Kay on 020 8417 4074 or email