Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva)


Within Iniva's Stuart Hall library we hold an incredible archive; a unique resource that documents over a decade of our work with culturally diverse and international visual artists. By preserving and cataloguing the archive we want to make it a resource to enrich public understanding of our work

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1031721)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target





  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment




Over 20 years Iniva has changed attitudes to cultural diversity and shown the work of diverse artists from the UK, Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East. Our archive tells this story and that of all the artists with whom we’ve worked. We want to open the archive to the public so that it can develop knowledge amongst artists, researchers, schools and community groups and inform our future work. However for this to happen, we desperately need to catalogue and preserve its materials.


This project will enable an archivist to explore and assess our archive. With this professional assessment, Iniva can then approach funders to support the major work in cataloging the materials on offer. Once fully catalogued and preserved, Iniva's archive will form the centre of a regular programme of workshops, talks and events to ensure that as many people as possible can learn and benefit from access to it.