TIA was founded by writer and researcher Louisa Adjoa Parker, and Louise Boston-Mammah, who also works for Development Education in Dorset. The pair have worked together on many Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) heritage projects over the years, and through TIA they hope to deliver further diverse arts and heritage projects in the region, as well as supporting organisations to become more inclusive. Most recently they have been developing Equality, diversity and inclusion training, which has been delivered to students and staff at the University of Bristol, and carried out the Student Diversity Engagement project, also at UoB.