Protecting Yourself in The Arts Industry


with Gift Ajimokun

Friday 22nd October

6.30 – 8.30pm

Location: Online

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Protecting Yourself in The Arts Industry

with Gift Ajimokun


As a Queer Black Neurodiverse woman, I know how difficult it can be to advocate for yourself and put yourself first.

I want to share my first-hand experience and the lessons I’ve learnt with you. In the creative industry, the biggest asset you have is yourself and your creative mind and so you need to protect it at all costs. This industry can squeeze the life out of you and discard you and I want to make sure that will not happen.


Things we will cover:

• How can you legally protect yourself and the work you create?
• How to advocate for your access needs
• How to deal with micro and macroaggression towards you and your work
• Constructive feedback – who should you actually take advice from?
• Self-care in the creative industry
• When everything feels monetizable, how do you create space for your practice.


When: Friday 22nd October

Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm

Where: Online


About Gift:

Gift is a culture curator, producer, facilitator, an inclusion and equity advocate and founder of OKE London; a jewellery brand that aims to create visibility for the Urhobo people of Southern Nigeria. Prior to this Gift has worked for Penguin Random House, Wellcome Collection and Unilever. She has been awarded the Investing in Ethnicity Top 10 BAME workplace Heroes award 2019. She is a Sour Lemons MAKING LEMONADE 2020 alumni.
See Gift’s website here: https://giftajimokun.com


At Wildcard we believe everyone should have the chance to be creative. We want all our courses to be as open and inclusive as possible to anyone that wants to take part. We are aware that the cost of workshops and regular training is a key barrier in our industry for many people.

With this in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer 2 free places on each course.

If you are interested, please fill in this form where you can tell us a bit about yourself and let us know which course you are interested in:

Apply for a bursary!

Bursary places will be offered out no later than 2 weeks before the course begins.

For further enquiries about this workshop please email emily@wildcardtheatre.co.uk


Payment Plans:

We are pleased to be able to offer a bespoke payment plan on all of our courses. If you are interested setting one up, please contact Emily with which course you are interested in and we can get your place secured.