FHALMA Foundation

FHALMA Foundation

At a glance

Causes

  • Arts
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Campaigning
  • Education
  • Human rights
  • Museums / heritage
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Young people

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

The Friends of the Huntley Archives at LMA Foundation (FHALMA)

FHALMA is a charitable foundation (2013) whose vision is amplify the legacy of Guyanese-born radical Black publishing pioneers, Jessica and Eric Huntley, their vital contributions to Black British and African heritage as exemplified by their radical community activities.

 

We help an intergenerational audience to learn more about Black British history, culture and identity by making the stories of the Huntleys’ leadership, community engagement and involvement in educational initiatives and political activities widely available. Our archives support academics, researchers, artists, curators, writers and creative heritage people, community groups and organisations.

 

We are working towards a society that encourages and supports all young people to learn about the Black experience, to write creatively for pleasure and agency. We believe there is dignity and power in being able to tell their own story, and that writing can transform lives. We work to equip people with the heritage skills and confidence to tell their stories well. Working with our partners, London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), we achieve these goals by bringing from the Huntley collections to life, generating ground-breaking projects from our exhibition projects, such as No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990, Guildhall Art Gallery, London, and workshops at the Festival of Education, Sheffield Hallam University.

Activities

Our objectives around strategic activities in Education, Research, Outreach and Community Engagement are integral to the work of making the Archives part of the story of London and beyond. The centrepiece of our public-facing work is an annual conference (since 2006), held at LMA, developed with volunteers and drawing from the materials and testimonies found in the Archives. We meet our aims by producing cultural digital projects, events, workshops, and love exhibitions. This plan of action enables us to continue to document and amplify the diverse perspectives of Black heritage. Written by authors, poets, academics and community leaders from across the African diaspora, we are now cataloguing a vast collection of Black publications: our 141 Archive Digital project that will form the basis for a rare library of archives for the Jessica Huntley Research Centre, located in Ealing, the home of the Huntleys.

 

Part of developing creative heritage skills, is the opportunity to immerse students in the story of Black writing, providing them with access to the wide range of writers from across the African Diaspora. By continuing the legacy of their pioneering work, through sharing our skills, building on collaborations with heritage organisations, FHALMA continues to work closely with our partners at LMA and others such as Gunnersbury Park & Museum, Black Cultural Archives to discover fresh ways to expose the narratives and value of the archives to young people and across the generations.

Current opportunities

London (Central), EC1R 0HB

We are looking for an individual to explore how we can develop innovation and help build alliances/partnerships with other complementary heritage...

London (Central), EC1R 0HB

With education, activism, anti-racism and social justice at our roots, we're recruiting strategic fundraising skills in support our vision: to...

London (Central), EC1R 0HB

With education, activism, anti-racism and social justice at our roots, we wish to recruit an inspiring individual with HR & OD skills in...

London (Central), EC1R 0HB

We're recruiting an inspiring individual with financial and governance skills in support our vision - to help us transition and strengthen our...

London (Central), EC1R 0HB or Remote

We are looking for two individuals to explore our archives with the aim of researching topics and themes leading to curating new projects.

Web design supporter will showcase our archive digital materials

Our archive materials that tell the story of Black Britain and the...

London (Central), EC1R 0HB

Charismatic cultural producer to help create/deliver an online/in person events programme
Founded in 2013 by the friends of Jessica and Eric...

London (Central), EC1R 0HB or Remote

Founded in 2013 by the friends of Jessica and Eric Huntley, FHALMA is a not-for-profit charity, that builds awareness of the archives

London (Central), EC1R 0HB or Remote

FHALMA is a not-for-profit charity, that builds awareness of the archives, animating the narratives, sharing histories and inspiring learning...

London (Central), EC1R 0HB or Remote

With education, activism, anti-racism and social justice at our roots, we wish to recruit an experienced charity chair, to inspire and advocate...