About Ort Gallery

Ort Gallery is an artist-led exhibition space in Balsall Heath, Birmingham with the social mission to facilitate dialogue in the community.

Through our work we explore what role an international programme of contemporary art can play in community strengthening. We exhibit ambitious and daring new art work in an old Art School and ensure every exhibition has a strong impact on the local area and it’s residents. We aim to make the exhibitions more accessible through our participatory workshops, poetry events, walks, talks and more!

The artists we work with are dedicated to social change and deal with issues found in Balsall Heath within their practices. We represent underrepresented voices and work towards making the arts sector a more inclusive one. We believe quality is achieved in many different ways, one of which is to give up and coming artists a platform to exhibit their work and to kick start their career.

Ort Gallery has an ambition of becoming a leader in representation and inclusion in our industry. For this we are seeking to develop a more inclusive language for our staff, board, audience and artists moving away from homogenising terms.

Ort Gallery is accredited by the Living Wage Foundation and a Disability Confident Employer.

Artists are welcome to submit proposals for future projects. For more information please e-mail: [email protected] with a short introduction.

Read our 2017 Annual Report here

Read our 2018 Annual Report here

Read our 2019 Annual Report here and our 2019 Impact Report here