ABOUT US
BE Inspired. BE Connected. BE United

BE United recognises the need for greater commitment to diversity and inclusion in not only the arts and culture sector in Scotland but also the broader socio-economic institutions.

ABOUT BE UNITED

We stand out with a track record of continued engagement. We are a leading organisation with a good reputation since our inception in 2014. Our existence is rooted at the very heart of what is at stake when African/Caribbean voices are lost from the artistic/cultural/creative arena and the broader implications (social, economic, political, educational, vocational lives of community).

BE United is an arts and cultural organisation that advocates for, highlights, and celebrates African/Caribbean (Afrocentric) excellence in Scotland. We aim to be a creative, supportive and proactive platform that:

  • Carves a distinct African-Caribbean space within Scottish social and cultural landscape.
  • Is a voice speaking the language of the African-Caribbean community and an influencer within the Scottish cultural sector.
  • Advocates for a community that sits at the margins of society – economically, culturally and politically;
  • Educates and facilitates cross-cultural understanding and
  • Inspires isolated members of the Afrocentric community to reconnect and be included in Scottish society.

OUR MISSION

To provide a platform/voice for Scotland’s Afrocentric community.

OUR VISION

To successfully curate and manage a thriving Afrocentric Arts and Cultural Hub – The BE Hive!

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MEET THE TEAM

Board of Trustees

Dr Yahya Barry

CHAIR/HEAD OF RESEARCH

Rachel Slaski

TREASURER

Collin Hills

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Fiyin Fakunle

SECRETARY (Trainee)

Operations Team

Emma Picken

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CO-FOUNDER

Inga Dale Steyn

PODCAST HOST

Jamal Yussuff

CONSULTANT (Freelance)

Robyne Moody

RESEARCHER

VOLUNTEERS

Suzanne Spencer (Office Assistant)

Guilherme Innocenzi (Finance Assistant)

Ethan Tesfaye (Finance Assistant)

Nedyalka Petkova (Office Manager)

Salomeja Petronyte (Newsletter Curator)

Londiwe Mabaso (social media))

BE Inspired. BE Connected. BE United.

Memberships,  Accreditation & Collaborators

Our unwavering commitment to our mission and vision align with a participatory philosophy where you, our community are co-producers of culture, art and knowledge.

2020 Strategy
Research Strategy
Showcase Project Report’21

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