Swakara Atwell-Bennett

Swakara Atwell-Bennett

Founder of BetterSharedLondon, United Kingdom
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Swakara Atwell-Bennett

Swakara Atwell-Bennett

Founder of BetterSharedLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Founder and CEO of BetterShared the leading global art marketplace for some of today’s most exciting emerging artists from Africa and the diaspora. Frustrated by the lack of diversity in the art world, I launched BetterShared in 2016, enabling up and coming artists from the African diaspora to showcase and sell their work at scale. Today BetterShared is home to more than 200 talented artists, from 14 countries worldwide. Praised for my innovation and contribution to the UK's fast-growing startup scene I’ve been named in TechRound’s #BAME50Under50 and described as a ‘leader with a social heart’ by the Dots. One of my biggest passions is helping emerging artists market and monetise their creativity and I’m on a mission to make art more accessible for everyone. Before founding BetterShared I spent more than a decade in the creative industry as digital designer. Today you’ll find me sharing my expertise at speaking events and through my business, workshops and online training I’ve helped dozens of artists reach a global audience and monetise their creativity.
Projects credited in
  • BAME FREEDOM FESTIVAL - #BFFest 2018
    BAME FREEDOM FESTIVAL - #BFFest 2018DESCRIPTION This festival is about educating, entertaining and empowering the BAME community in London to be the change we want to see in the world. Between the 16th and 18th of November, we're going to have a weekend full of amazing panels, keynotes, classes, and parties as well as a live Podcast recording, an art exhibition, food and drinks merchants, pop-ups and so much more. This festival is supported by fantastic partners including - ASOS, The Dots, Purpose, Raise the Roof Kenya, This is ou
  • BAME Freedom Festival #BFFest 2018
    BAME Freedom Festival #BFFest 2018DESCRIPTION This festival is about educating, entertaining and empowering the BAME community in London to be the change we want to see in the world. Between the 16th and 18th of November, we're going to have a weekend full of amazing panels, keynotes, classes, and parties as well as a live Podcast recording, an art exhibition, food and drinks merchants, pop-ups and so much more. This festival is supported by fantastic partners including - ASOS, The Dots, Purpose, Raise the Roof Kenya, This is ou
  • Terms & Conditions - Legal Clinic for Creatives
    Terms & Conditions - Legal Clinic for CreativesTerms and Conditions is the first in a series of events by intern and Pesa Productions which sets out to empower the next generation of creatives by helping them to navigate the legal landscape.
  • BAME Freedom Festival 2018
    BAME Freedom Festival 2018DESCRIPTION This festival is about educating, entertaining and empowering the BAME community in London to be the change we want to see in the world. Between the 16th and18th of November, we're going to have a weekend full of amazing panels, keynotes, classes, and parties as well as a live Podcast recording, an art exhibition, food and drinks merchants, pop-ups and so much more. Get your tickets here #BFFest2018 Street food provided by Lime Hut with vegetarian and nonvegetarian Caribbean dishes
  • Leaders with social heart: 100 creative changemakers
    Leaders with social heart: 100 creative changemakersCelebrating social responsibility is at the heart of what we do, so we've partnered with Squarespace – whose mission is to inspire people with creative ideas to succeed – to shine a light on 100 influential luminaries from art, technology, charity, design, business and more that are working tirelessly to make our world a better place. To highlight these organisations, we asked 10 creative changemakers to each nominate 10 people behind inspiring brands, products and movements with amazing social
  • BetterShared Summer Show
    BetterShared Summer ShowBetterShared Summer Show is an annual display of Art, photography and film from creatives of the African and Caribbean diaspora. Welcoming over 200 visitors during the 3 day opening in July. We curated 2 levels of Art, photography and design from 21 of the brightest emerging creatives. Our opening night included a live printing session – in collaboration with Siani Print – alongside music from DJ Noudle. Closing the show with Summer Shorts; a screening of short films directed by international f
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Skills
  • UI
  • Brand Design
  • Brand Campaigns
  • Art Direction
  • Digital Design
  • Art Journalism
  • Adobe Editing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Curating