Webinar Archive

Community and the Arts

About the webinar

A look at why and how we should make work for communities including how to access those not in typical ‘reach’ of the arts. Recorded in May 2022.

Chair – Archie O’Neill (Creative Youth & Freelance Arts Educator)
Panelist – Johannes Gonani (Pachesdu)
Panelist – Himali Patil (The Community Brain)

Archie joined Creative Youth in 2021, bringing a background in visual art to the team. Having previously studied at the Courtauld Institute, he has worked in public programming at museums and galleries such as Tate, The National Gallery, The British Museum and Dulwich Picture Gallery. He enjoys uncovering new ways to engage ever more diverse communities in the arts, both through his role at Creative Youth and as a freelance art educator.

Himali is a London-based Communication Designer and Illustrator specialising in placemaking. Her focus is Visual communication design in public spaces and they use an interdisciplinary approach toward making a positive social impact in diverse fields through their design practice.

Johannes is Born in Zimbabwe, Johannes Gonani has lived in Scotland since 2005 and describes himself as a ‘Christian, husband and proud father’. Johannes’ passion is working with diverse minority communities, and he is the Co-founder and Operations Manager at charity Pachedu. Pachedu was set up in 2016 to help minority groups in the West of Scotland be more visible and pro-active in shaping their communities. Johannes also works part-time as Project Coordinator at West of Scotland Regional Equality Council. 

About So You Wanna Change the Arts
Part of Creative Youth’s Creative Talent Programme, these free webinar series explore key industry topics that affect young people in the arts. Generously supported by Arts Council England.