Hillary Juma

Hillary Juma

Artist & Creative FacilitatorLondon, United Kingdom
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Hillary Juma

Hillary Juma

Artist & Creative FacilitatorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Ableism shouldn’t have to be a barrier to making and sharing music. In August 2023 I joined Attitude is Everything to create better access for Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent Artist within Live Music. As part of my role, I manage the Next Stage Network and collaborate with our Talent Development Group to make amore accessible music industry. My background involves a combination of Music, Politics and Technology as an Artist (Under Hillarynx), Community Manager and Creative facilitator. I really enjoy creating music that speaks to the time and helps to recover a sense of self and community. Using creative facilitation and community management techniques, I have collaborated with organisations such as UAL, South London Gallery, Office for National Statistics and Wellcome Collection. My Tech and Artist work has received recognition and support from; DEI Women in Voice Tech Award 2022, Arts Council England, and Youth Music Next Gen Fund.
    COUNTER-NARRATIVES: NewsletterJoin me on a journey to create counter-narratives around the possibilities of making a sustainable career within the music and creative industry. I interview inspiring music makers and business people as well highlight resources I have used to make things affordable. This project was supported by Youth Music Next Gen Fund. https://hillarynx.substack.com
  • Library of Love - Co-Founder
    Library of Love - Co-FounderLibrary of Love is a multi-medium reading group for BIPOC and QTBIPOC individuals. Hillary and Samantar co-found this project with support from Melanin Skate Gals & Pals C.I.C. A space for slow conversation on issues and ideas that concerns the lived experiences of the aforementioned individuals, as well as to bridge the gap of learning between neurotypical and neurodivergent individuals within the same reading group. The reading group project comprises 5 sessions, with 3 already complete and 2
  • Making Sense X The Bigger World
    Making Sense X The Bigger WorldOver the course 6 months, I was a creative facilitator with a group of Young People exploring post-truth via STEAM. As part of the work I created a comic series summarising what the students had learned and the next steps.
  • WHAT IS SOLIDARITY TO RHYTHM ? (Ku-Ro & Hillarynx in conversation)
    WHAT IS SOLIDARITY TO RHYTHM ? (Ku-Ro & Hillarynx in conversation)Following a 20 minute conversation between myself and KU-RO, I created a sonic piece of less than 3 minutes highlighting aspects of our conversation. The piece is inspired by an event hosted by Common Sounds on 25th May at Reference Point.
  • ASOS X The North Face
    ASOS X The North FaceAs part of Babes on Waves, we took part in a international campaign to highlight connecting with the outdoors
  • a short story
    a short storyduring our government-sanctioned walk, my sister and I took some photos.
Projects credited in
  • Diversify My Curriculum Campaign x Tate Exchange Project
    Diversify My Curriculum Campaign x Tate Exchange ProjectThis project is part of the start-up Multicultural Committee at the university of Kent which recognised diaspora and aimed to raise awareness in the motion for a more inclusive curriculum across university subjects. This included video production, hosting events, attending talks and campaigning Participation in the Tate Exchange project held at the Tate Modern, saw us create a themed stall to engage with cultural and political issues such as global migration and the refugee crisis.
Work history
    South London Gallery logo
    South London Gallery logo
    Lead PractitionerSouth London Gallery
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Lead Practioner for Making Senses Collaboration with a School. Engaging young people in exploring how to navigate a post-truth world using STEAM as a lense.
    Community ManagerBabes on Waves
    London, United Kingdom
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  • Acting
  • Canva
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Logo Design
  • Analysing Data
  • Analogue Drawing
  • Spss
  • Email Handling
  • Teamworking
  • Analytics Research
  • Event Management
  • Python
  • Research Writing
  • Web Design
    Diploma in Creative EntrepreneurshipThe Ivor’s Academy
    London, United Kingdom
    Activities and societies: Seminars with expert organisations, Book Clubs and Skill Up SessionsActivities and societies: Seminars with expert organisations, Book Clubs and Skill Up Sessions TheWRD from The Ivors Academy is a new pre-degree diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship. Opening access to the creative industries, TheWRD brings together music industry leaders, expert educators and deep learning AI to offer career-defining arts education to everyone, everywhere.
    BA Politics and International Relations with Quantitative Research University of Kent
     - Canterbury, United Kingdom
    During my time at the University of Kent, I studied modules such as African History after 1800, Political Science, Foreign Policy Analysis, Terrorism and Political Violence, The power and limits of casual analysis. I also volunteered as the Vice President for the first Kent Africa Summit, a conference and gala celebrating and discussing advances in the African contient. I was also volunteered events manager for Pan African Think Tank. We produced events on LGBTQ+ experiences within African Diaspora and reflected on perceptions of Africa by foreign leaders.
    Code First: Girls logo
    Code First: Girls logo
    Introduction to Web DevelopmentCode First: Girls
    Introductory courses on HTML, CSS and javascript our final project was a website that assisted people on the first aid process.