Black Artist Database has launched a new platform, called Black Creative Database.
With Black Artist Database having initially launched as Black Bandcamp in June 2020, as a means of highlighting and sharing the work of Black artists on Bandcamp and more widely, work on Black Creative Database began later that year.
Black Creative Database, initially starting life as a directory of portfolios belonging to Black creatives across the world — working across areas such as design, digital media and visual art — is now available as a searchable online database.
“The purpose of Black Creative Database is to surface the richness of creative talent from the global Black diaspora in pursuit of wage equity, transparency and stable employment for our extended creative communities,” reads a press release shared alongside the platform’s full launch.
Black creatives are encouraged to submit details about themselves and their line of work by creating an online profile and sharing their portfolio and social media channels. You can find the submission form to set up your own profile here.
Watch a video about the new platform below.
Black Bandcamp fully rebranded to Black Artist Database in May of this year with a number of music industry initiatives being folded into the project at the time.
A series of music production masterclasses, for aspiring Black artists, were launched in August, in partnership with Ableton.
Revisit DJ Mag’s July 2020 feature about the early days of Black Artist Database here.