The death of George Floyd — an unarmed 46-year-old Black man killed by a white policeman in Minnesota on May 25 — has been felt globally. In response, protests have been taking place across the world in an effort to combat racism, and support the Black Lives Matter movement.

What recent events have also highlighted is the systemic racism which prevails not just in America, but internationally, and permeates all aspects of the world – not least the creative industries. Now is the time for Black voices, works of art and projects to be amplified, and for a conscious effort to combat endemic whitewashing. While following someone on Instagram might seem like a trivial action in light of the necessary work that needs to happen at the very core of our society, it’s a way to help ensure that, after the black squares fade, Blackness does not.

Here, we present 49 creatives who exist in…

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