BLACK MINDS MATTER
Black Minds Matter works to connect Black individuals and families with free mental health services — by professional Black therapists to support their mental health. To make this happen, they want to make mental health topics more relevant and accessible for all Black people in the U.K., removing the stigma and remodelling services to become relevant for the Black community.
ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama provides specialist practical and performance-based training in music and drama, enabling students to enter and influence the world of music, theatre and related professions. Matsena Productions worked with RWCMD to co-direct their production of Dream, which premièred in February 2022. Anthony Matsena and Kel Matsena became fellows of RWCMD in late 2022.
Messums Wiltshire is a leading multi-purpose gallery and arts centre. It has become a platform for creative expression across artistic genre and a meeting point of minds to explore how art as a language is made, interpreted, resolved and shared.
TALISEIN ARTS CENTRE
Set in the heart of Swansea University’s Singleton campus, they exist to enrich the cultural lives of individuals and communities across the region, presenting arts experiences for audiences in our spaces and on the streets of Swansea.
They believe in access to the arts for all and that arts and culture are places for collaboration, participation, (re)invention and learning. Anthony and Kel are currently fellows of Talisein Arts Centre.
MISSION GALLERY, SWANSEA
Mission Gallery is one of the most inspiring spaces in Wales for the contemporary arts. A unique, architecturally beautiful space, the building is a rich resource for the local and wider community providing artists at all levels and experience, opportunities to display and make work while developing our audiences enjoyment, understanding and knowledge of art. Anthony and Kel regularly engage with Mission Gallery and in 2022 participated in a creative residency, researching and developing new work.