We provide a portfolio of creative and impactful services in response to a range of commissions. Our talented and skilled team help clients and partners to ground their vision, come out of their comfort zones and to be ambitious and realistic in their goals.
Our portfolio of services include:
Project design and branding
Spread the Word Young People’s Laureate for London
Words of Colour worked on Spread the Word’s acclaimed Young People’s Laureate for London programme and tour for two years from project and merchandising design to strategic communications and PR. In 2017, when Caleb Femi was Laureate, our design team were the official photographers and developed a brand identity for the outer London Borough tour and showcase, inculding merchandise, postcards and posters.
Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS)
When Words of Colour came on board this project, there was no name but a clear goal: to mobilise over 12,000 people to complete the first UK survey of its kind into the impact of Covid on ethnic and religious minority communities at the height of the pandemic.
The Covid Race and Ethnic Inequalities Programme
The Covid Race and Ethnic Inequalities Programme is one of the UK’s most ambitious research portfolios responding rapidly to the crisis posed by Covid-19, and its social, cultural and economic impact on racial and ethnic minorities. Led by the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE), the research programme is a coalition of 10 universities in England and Scotland.
Inspire North is a parent organisation to charities providing award-winning and accredited mental health and housing services across the north of England. They commissioned Words of Colour, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, to reinforce their organisational commitment to its ‘Ending Racism is Everybody’s Business’ principle.
Synergi Collaborative Centre
TheSynergi Collaborative Centre is an award-winning national five-year initiative to help eradicate ethnic inequalities in the experience of severe mental illness through championing systems change, new science, creative inclusion, collaborative leadership and co-production.
Digital development and production
Museum of Colour
The Museum of Colour first approached Words of Colour to create an online-only virtual museum for what would be their first exhibition, People of Letters, showcasing and paying homage to people of colour in the UK throughout the centuries who have made notable contributions in literature.
In 2019, Words of Colour was commissioned by the University of Roehampton’s Dean of Students, Professor Marilyn Holness, to develop a multi-media knowledge ehub containing practical solutions to overcome the BAME attainment gap between Black African and Caribbean, Black British and White students, and highlighting the experience of Muslim women students.
Event curation and production
Creative Spaces is a co-designed disruption process. It facilitates action-focused conversations and opportunities to transform long-standing systemic barriers that sustain ethnic inequalities experienced by people with lived experience of severe mental distress.