We’re very excited to announce that multi-award winning journalist and author Yomi Adegoke has joined the Arts Emergency board as a trustee this July.
On her appointment, Yomi Adegoke said:
“I have long admired the incredible, crucial work of Arts Emergency. Protecting the arts has never felt more important and I can never remember them feeling more under threat than they do at this time. Many now defunct initiatives and charities that worked tirelessly to make the arts more accessible are very much responsible for where I am today. I am thrilled to be part of the hugely important changes Arts Emergency is making to the industry and it’s legacy that has affected so many for the better, in such a short time.”
Neil Griffths, Arts Emergency CEO said:
“We are over the moon that Yomi Adegoke has joined our board, especially because she is a huge inspiration to many of the young writers we work with. Yomi writes about race, feminism, popular culture and how they intersect. She’ll bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and industry insights to help us support young artists and grow our community of volunteers.”
Yomi Adegoke is a columnist at The Guardian and has a monthly column at the i paper. In 2018, she co-authored the bestselling book Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible with Elizabeth Uviebinene, for which she was named a Marie Claire Future Shaper and was awarded the Groucho Maverick award.