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Thank you to our supporters 

Sapna Ajwani and Somil Goyal

Clara Amfo

Anita Bhalla OBE

Adam Epstein

Stephen Friedman Gallery

Elinor Jansz and Alex Sainsbury

Paula Kahn

Melanie Keen

Marc Nahum

Simon Ofield-Kerr


Thank you to our sponsors

Pressure Drop Brewery

Guest Projects

Sotheby’s S2 Gallery



For more information on giving to Iniva contact:

Jenny Starr
Development Manager


Iniva event at Guest Projects, October 2018. Photo by Christian Cassel.

Join our Journey

For nearly 25 years Iniva has been working to radically transform the visual arts landscape. To celebrate our quarter century we are inviting you to join our journey.

We work predominately with British born and British based visual artists of African and Asian descent, supporting them at different stages of their careers. Many of those we have worked with have gone on to change the course of art history. Turner Prize winners Lubaina Himid OBE and Steve McQueen CBE, Yinka Shonibare MBE RA and Isaac Julien CBE, Idris Khan OBE, Sonia Boyce MBE RA and David Medalla are among Iniva’s distinguished alumni.

By supporting us you will be helping to challenge conventional notions of difference and diversity. You will also be joining a debate on the politics of race, class and gender in the visual arts, and in our society. It is a debate that is just as urgent and important now as it was when Iniva was founded in 1994, and led by Iniva’s first Chair, renowned cultural theorist Professor Stuart Hall.

You can become part of Iniva at three different levels – and if you join our journey now Arts Council England will match your contribution, doubling its value.

Become an Iniva Friend – £240 a year, or £20 per month

Our Friends receive:

  • A tour of the Stuart Hall Library
  • Opportunities to join informal Friends’ gatherings before our talks, discussions and event
  • 20% discount on our celebrated collection of books in our online shop

Become an Iniva Insider – £1,000 a year, or £84 a month

Our Insiders receive all the benefits above plus:

  • 20% discount on our superb limited editions and advance notice of new ones
  • Director’s newsletters giving you all our news, advance notice of our events and recommending reading by our Stuart Hall Librarians.
  • Invitations to special events with Iniva artists
  • An invitation to an Iniva reception and tour of the London Art Fair

Become part of the Director’s Circle £2,500 or above

Members of our Director’s Circle enjoy all the benefits above as well as having a special relationship with Iniva and its plans for the future including: an invitation to an annual event hosted by Iniva’s Director, behind the scenes access, and events hosted by Iniva’s Director and Iniva artists.

All support enables us to achieve our aims. It helps us work with partners nationwide to change the culture of commissioning and collecting the work of artists of colour in this country.  It helps us buy new books for our specialist art collection, the Stuart Hall Library, and to hold talks and discussions. It helps our work in schools, where artists work alongside psychotherapists using art to explore identity and values. It helps us support young artists with commissions, and young curators through our traineeships and internships paid at London Living Wage to transform the diversity of the workforce.

The easiest way to join is through our secure online payment system above. Please click on “I’d like to give regularly” and set up a monthly or annual direct debit. Alternatively please phone or email Jenny Starr on 020 7729 9616 or email JStarr@iniva.org.

Iniva is a registered educational charity.