The Stuart Hall Foundation was established in 2015 by Professor Stuart Hall’s family, friends and colleagues. The Foundation is committed to public education, addressing urgent questions of race and inequality in culture and society through talks and events, and building a growing network of Stuart Hall Foundation scholars and artists in residence.
We work collaboratively to forge creative partnerships in the spirit of Stuart Hall; thinking together and working towards a racially just and more equal future.
We strive to fulfil our commitments through two streams of activity:
- Providing scholarships and creative opportunities for students and artists from disenfranchised and underrepresented backgrounds; building connections among them and with our partner institutions
- Promoting critical thought and understanding through a public programme of events, workshops and conversations that foster an intergenerational creative exchange, enrich political debate, and create space for new ideas
Advance thinking that challenges mainstream ideas about history, politics, economics and culture, and intervenes in our contemporary world.
Facilitate conversations that inspire creative ways of seeing and understanding the past, present and future.
Create opportunities for artists, academics and activists from diﬀerent generations to work collaboratively, share ideas and experiences, and their visions for a racially just and more equal society.
Statement on inclusion and equalities
We are an inclusive organisation that counts anti-racism among our core values. We conduct our own equalities monitoring and aim to facilitate conversations about identity that involve people of all backgrounds.
We are particularly interested in helping to support black and brown students, activists and artists. These groups are underrepresented in UK higher education and cultural institutions.
Stuart Hall’s explorations of diasporic identity, and critiques of the discourses of race and racism, are among his most important work. They remain essential tools with which to combat the resurgence of nationalist and nativist movements today. In The Fateful Triangle (2017) he wrote that the distinction between closed and open versions of identity “has become, quite literally, the decisive political frontier of our times”.
Stuart Hall’s writings are multifaceted and the Foundation also supports scholars and projects that build on other aspects of his legacy for the future.