Working-class artists are hugely under-represented in the arts industries, and they face extra challenges, from unpaid work to prejudice, even though they make up a third of the British population. How can we break this cycle of inequality?
Smashing It, edited by poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz, brings together 30 artists, including Wiley, Malorie Blackman, Riz Ahmed and Michaela Coel.
In three parts – ‘art’, ‘life’ and ‘making it happen’ – this book celebrates the striking art being created right now by working-class artists, includes reflections on how class has impacted these creators’ careers and offers advice about getting involved in the arts industry.
Dynamic and colourful, Smashing It is an empowering movement for those who will be a part of tomorrow’s bigger picture.
For ages 16+
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