Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) is an evolving, radical visual arts organisation dedicated to developing an artistic programme that reflects on the social and political impact of globalisation. Iniva collaborates with artists, curators, researchers and cultural producers to challenge conventional notions of diversity and difference. Iniva engages a wide audience, particularly young people, in discourse and debate on issues surrounding the politics of race, class and gender.
Iniva’s programme works predominantly with British-born and British-based visual artists of African and Asian descent supporting them at different stages in their careers. It offers residencies, commissions new work and promotes existing practices enabling artistic ambition and development. By cultivating innovative thinking, Iniva is committed to disseminating research across a wide cultural spectrum and geographical network. Iniva is encouraging and supporting dialogic and collective exchange to grow social and research practices to engage with creative communities, locally, nationally and internationally.