April Bey is pleased to announce the second round of the Equity in Collecting Program, an initiative aimed at creating access and inclusion for art collectors from marginalised backgrounds.

Launched in February 2023 with a pilot edition which gathered 3 galleries (in collaboration with Simon Lee Gallery, TERN Gallery and Fragment Gallery), this program works to support equity within art collecting by providing vouchers to bring the price of artworks down by 90% for collectors who would otherwise have no access.

The Equity in Collecting Program is aimed at groups and communities that may experience discrimination and exclusion because of unequal power relationships across economic, political, social, and cultural dimensions.

Moving deftly between painting, printmaking, collage, video, intimately scaled artist’s books, and immersive installations, April Bey uses art to counter restrictive Western modes of representation.


Through Atlantica, an imagined future realm in which sustainability and Black joy are celebrated, the artist provocatively explores and critiques contemporary feminisms, generational theory, social media, AfroFuturism, AfroSurrealism, post-colonialism and constructs of race within supremacist systems.


For this second edition, 3 galleries are happy to participate including 193 Gallery, a new participant on this program and will show the 12 available physical works during AKAA Art Fair for April Bey solo.



All applicants to the program must apply HERE.

October 20, 2023