Melanie Abrahams

Melanie Abrahams has been creating multidisciplinary events, festivals and occasions for conversation and wellbeing for 25 years, as a curator, consultant, producer and public speaker. She consistently pushes for greater diversity in the arts, with a focus on race, class and intersectionality. She set up Renaissance One to support outstanding artists who were deserving of a greater profile and clients include John Agard, Grace Nichols, Patience Agbabi, Seni Seneviratne, 2023 T.S.Eliot and Forward Prize winner Jason Allen-Paisant and calypsonian Tobago Crusoe. As a curator-producer, she has collaborated with Chris Ofili, V&A, Bernardine Evaristo, British Council and the Museum of Modern Art (Finland).