Connect. Create. Celebrate.

Hosted by Rastarella and Beccy D’Souza

I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being. – Maya Angelou

Open space* workshop for global ethnic majority** artists, collaborators and creatives who are / aspire to be leaders in the creative industries and are women***.

Interested in meeting creative people? Want to learn more about creative leadership? Perhaps you want to or are already making things happen in your communities / the creative industries? Come and share your knowledge and experience, ask questions and connect with us.

Meet other leaders and future leaders working in the cultural landscape to connect, create, dissect, debate and be inspired by the experience in the room.

A chance to come together, reflect on where we’ve come from, recognise where we are, and share plans for where we’re going and where we hope to be.

With discussion led by the attendees, we’re really excited to say T_H_I_S_I_S_A_S_P_A_C_E for YOU, please join.

* Any participant can call a ‘session’ (or subject for discussion), and any participant is free to join, contribute, listen to and leave any session throughout the workshop.

**We use ‘Global Ethnic Majority’ here as a collective term that refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual / multiple heritage, indigenous to the global south and / or have been racialised as ethnic minorities.

***We use ‘women’ here as an inclusive term that encapsulates anyone who has lived experience of womanhood.

About the Facilitators

Rastarella Falade is the founder of Cultural Vibrations (Unity Through Music) established in 2009 and Nottingham Global Roots Festival (2015).
Rastarella is a grassroots event manager & predominantly a Global Ethnic Majority music promoter. She is also a radio presenter on 97.5 Kemet Fm, a creative marketing consultant and an empowerment speaker.
Rastarella is the current Global Roots Music Programmer at Nottingham Trent University.

Beccy D’Souza is the current Artist Development Producer at Nottingham Playhouse. With 20 years experience working in theatre, primarily as a freelance actor and producer, Beccy joined Nottingham Playhouse in 2023, managing and curating artist development opportunities through Amplify, Nottingham Playhouse’s professional artist network for theatre makers with a connection to the Midlands. She was a founder member of The Party Somewhere Else Collective. She was also part of the Freelance Task Force in 2020, is an alumni of Birmingham School of Acting, Stage One’s Bridge The Gap and Edinburgh Fringe’s Emerging Producers and is currently taking part in Transforming Governance, a governance training programme with New Art Exchange.