Diane Arbus Inspired Learning Programme 2010.
Photo by participant.


Boseda Olawoye has worked as an Engagement Curator and Consultant for contemporary visual arts venues for over 15 years in Nottingham and the UK.  She has developed and managed creative Learning Programmes within galleries, housing estates, on the street and inner city areas. Her approach to engagement always has a strong focus on “creative collaboration” empowering people through art to explore social justice and political issues that affect everyone.

Bo has previously worked for The Bonington Gallery at Nottingham Trent University, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham Contemporary, Tate Modern London, Backlit Gallery/Artist Studios, Threshold Studios and New Art Exchange.

She also works as a freelancer and has given talks nationally at a variety of art spaces and institutions.  These include Goldsmiths University of London, The University of Wolverhampton (B.A Photography), Nottingham University, Mark Devereux Projects, Manchester, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, idle women Lancashire and Creative Scene, West Yorkshire.

Recent freelance projects include: Morley Learning a community led initiative inspired by the Nottinghamshire Victorian textile manufacturer and social reformer Samuel Morley; Get Up Stand Up! exploring the notion of international human rights with young people;  “Pathways” Nottingham’s first black history mural designed by young adults and local muralists.

In April 2017, she was appointed as the Creative Engagement Manager (p/t) for Threshold Studios “Creative Media for Social Change” a UK based media arts producers and educators who work nationally and internationally.  In this newly created role she will develop, a new engagement programme nationally that genuinely works in collaboration with communities to create projects that can change people’s lives.