Pocc supports creatives from culturally diverse backgrounds – we are here to shed light on talent which is often overlooked by mainstream channels. We commit to showcasing art from our favourite artists and creatives. This section will be updated periodically with illustrations, film, paintings and photography, in support of artists like us.
“We are a members collective and community of creative, like-minded people working in advertising, media, fashion, arts, film and photography, with a mission to accelerate equality and positively change the experiences of people of colour within these industries, both today and for future generations.”
Pocc was founded in 2018, initially as a small Whatsapp group. At its heart was a collective hunger and desire to unite through shared experiences, in both life and within the workplace, and make a difference.
The group expanded rapidly with experienced talent working within companies such as AMV BBDO, Ogilvy, BBC, Channel 4, Havas, BBH, Dazed, Sony, Spotify, Rankin, Somesuch, Wieden+Kennedy, adam&eveDDB and more, plus many creative business owners, and skilled freelance directors, photographers and producers messaging to discuss issues, collaborate, share knowledge, provide support, exchange opportunities and everything in between.
A family of generosity and reciprocity was soon formed. Celebrating our wins, sharing our frustrations and using that energy positively to bring about change.
A community of culture, created by people of colour, to help people of colour, for the benefit of society as a whole.
Support and collaboration are built into the Pocc community.
Discover member testimonies and highlights of projects made more powerful through Pocc connections.
Cover 1 – Features choreographer – Sherrie Silver
Cover 2 – Features Director / Creative Director / EP – Eloise King
In this special Pitch issue, 15 stand-out Black creative talent working in the creative industry right now is showcased.
Discover highlights of independent work from Pocc members
Barbara is a London based Creative, Fashion Stylist and Art Director. She provides services for fashion catwalks, online content, private clients, editorial, film, music video and TV. Click the link to view her short film, “I and my shade of blue”.
THIIIRD is a biannual print publication exploring the intersections of identity and celebrating diversity within culture. We have an eye and focus on lifting the stories and contributions of people who come from diverse communities.
Yellowzine is a print and online platform that centralises the artwork of ethnic minority creatives. We work with artists across the UK, with an aim to amplify and inspire. We are part of a contemporary movement for the progression of art by POC (People of Colour).
For AW18, Ace & Tate collaborated with London-based award-winning magazine gal-dem – a young media powerhouse that’s comprised solely of women and non-binary people of colour. They’re the publishers of an annual print magazine, plus daily editorial on gal-dem.com.
Black Girl Festival Time Out takeover.
The UK’s first arts and culture festival celebrating Black British women and girls took over Time Out London on 23rd October 2018.