In Between Time was founded in 2001 with the mission to develop contexts and spaces for radical ideas and the presentation of urgent, unusual and underrepresented artists with the people of Bristol.
Over 20 years, we have sought to challenge preconceptions and institutionalised practices committing our organisation, programmes and opportunities to amplify those who have been over-looked and under-heard.
In early June 2020 we joined with many in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in recognition of the urgent need to address systemic and systematic racism.
Together and individually we plan to address our own learned behaviours and histories and the barriers we have been culpable in perpetuating, in the maintenance of structural inequality. We commit to set aside time, space, financial and personal resources to continue to seek out, listen and learn. We will consult with our staff, board, partners, peers, audiences, advisors and collaborating artists, in addition to working alongside experts in equality and anti-discrimination to inform our action plan for now and the future.
We recognise that becoming actively anti-racist requires on going work and structural change. Through this work we hope to become better allies who demonstrate, and advocate for lasting change in our organisation, the live art sector and the arts as a whole.
We intend that In Between Time will redress our own historical inequities so that it can become a space in which artists, audiences, staff, arts workers and all those who have experienced racism can create, make visible, challenge, celebrate, feel safe and find joy.
We intend to share our plans with you and will update against our progress via this page.
Last updated 9 April 2021.
IBT10, Art Can Change The World (c) Manuel Vason