As the world starts to open up again, we can’t wait for balmy evenings, murmurs of excited crowds, curious people cold beer in hand, live music, art in (actual) galleries, F E S T I V A L S, buzzing restaurants, and packed pubs all without a Zoom link in sight. This is what we’ve missed. This is what we live for. Experiencing culture, in person, within beautiful surroundings. For us, this dream becomes reality on 20th May with 19 Chairs, our first show at Protein Studios in 12 months, featuring some of our favourite artists all in aid of Age UK and Resourcing Racial Justice.
Looking for something to take you into the weekend? Check the Played by Dil show on Balamii with Baesianz, who spotlight Asian self-expression from all over the globe and previously submitted to our open call ❤️ This mix takes us on a soothing journey of Asian influences - from Indian fusion to Iranian Funk.
Are you wanting to learn more about business, thinking about starting a business, or wanting to take your current business to the next level? Protein Agency are looking for business-minded people to take part in a research survey for our latest project. Interested?
Business of Fashion predicts the era of the model activist is here to stay
We asked our members which new social platform they wanted to try next
Bottega Veneta launched an online magazine after deleting all their socials and it’s pretty good
Baesianz are offering non-repayable grants of £300 to UK-based artists, art & design students, and creative practitioners who are part of the Asian diaspora
Educate yourself with The Black Trans Archive
Our friends at The Smalls want your short films for their upcoming festival
Here’s a selection of podcasts our community recommend having a listen to
Comuzi Lab have launched A Decentralised Archive using objects curated from Somerset House’s exhibitions of the past to augment the history of Black British art
… which got us thinking about love in the age of the algorithm 👾
Isabella Salas, Nora Golic, and Moisés Horta Valenzuela have a worthwhile read on Decolonising AI
We asked the Protein Community if they felt in control of their creativity when they work on projects with brands/clients. The results might surprise you.
We’ve been looking into NFTs a lot recently and the idea of innovation ever living out its true optimistic potential in this capitalist world?
NFTs are certainly bad for the environment, but can this 99% energy-efficient blockchain put us in the right direction?
Listen to some more crypto thought starters on Dean Kissick’s podcast
Wellness Wednesday — Yoga with Gina is a 60 min meditation, Vinyasa, and Yoga Nidra with our very own Gina Stewart. It's happening at 7pm GMT every Wednesday, open to all levels and pay what you feel
12th — An Introduction to Rules of Growth is a free workshop with Protein Founder & CEO, William Rowe, to help you grow your business, your team, or yourself in a sustainable way
Until next month,
Your friends at Protein 💚
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