Midlands Arts Centre In January 2019 we worked with MAC to put on an offsite exhibition entitled ‘Ways of Belonging‘. This exhibition was curated in association with MAC and received nearly 100k visitors.
Birmingham Hippodrome In February 2020 we worked with Hippodrome to put on an offsite exhibition entitled ‘Ways of Belonging: Taste‘ challenging the bias of the arts industry towards working class people.
New Art West Midlands showcases the rich visual arts heritage of the region whilst embracing the art of today by promoting living artists and contemporary art. NAWM develops opportunities for more people to engage with contemporary art through exhibitions, art fairs, networks and events encouraging audiences to connect with artists, see, buy and collect new work. NAWM have supported us previously to put on professional development sessions for our members.
DASH is a Disability led visual arts organisation working with arts and cultural organisations and individuals regionally and nationally. DASH have supported us previously to put on professional development sessions for our members.
Still Walking Festival is a small-scale irregular programme of walking events around Birmingham. The festival explores unknown or undiscovered aspects of the city and offers an interactive, entertaining and engaging way to do this. The festivals are merely the most visible aspect of the whole Still Walking experience. There’s a lot of activity behind the scenes: undertaking research, forging partnerships, supporting the new guides and advising on walking activity around the country. We worked with Still Walking to organise walking tours as part of Ghost Streets of Balsall Heath.
SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts & Culture brings the best in queer and LGBT artists, work, and culture from across the UK and beyond to Birmingham. We ignite debate, inspire discussion, increase representation and showcase the work of queer artists across the city. SHOUT is the West Midlands’ only combined festival of queer arts and culture, returning to Birmingham each November delivering a ten-day festival showcasing the best of queer performance, theatre, visual arts, and film from across the UK and beyond. In addition to this they deliver a year round cultural programme of events, arts, and performances striving to increase the visibility and presence of queer arts throughout the city. We worked with SHOUT to put on workshops for Eca Eps and Nadim Chaudry‘s exhibitions.
Celebrating Sanctuary is a registered charity, which works through the arts to raise awareness of the contributions that refugees make to the UK, and in particular to the city of Birmingham. The events celebrate the tradition of offering sanctuary in the UK to those fleeing persecution, and support is given to refugee artists to further their careers and reach new audiences. We worked with CS on many events and workshops in the past.
Fierce is an international festival of cross art form performance centred in Birmingham. The festival embraces theatre, dance, music, installations, activism, digital practices and parties. Fierce fills the city with performances in theatres, galleries and other out-of-the-ordinary spaces. Fierce supported out offsite performance for Eca Eps‘ exhibition.
Flatpack Festival Flatpack is a festival which takes over venues across Birmingham every March. It draws people from far and wide with a mixture of films, performances, contraptions and surprises, and has been described as “magnificently eclectic” (Time Out), “joyously inventive” (the Guardian) and “the UK’s most creatively curated film festival” (the Independent). We worked in partnership with Flatpack to bring back Janet Mendelsohn‘s pictures from 1968.
Balsall Heath Local History Society have a an extensive archive of photographs from Balsall Heath, a Victorian Schoolroom and a Second World War Classroom, a fascinating range of publications, some interesting projects and active participation in local events such as Balsall Heath Carnival. We have worked with the History Society for several events in the past.
ROOM ART Two rooms in a modest private home have been dedicated to the Arts and Music. Art. Music. Relax. Melissa Morris and Marcin Sz want to facilitate enjoyment of Arts and Music in a personal way, to enable us to see fine art in a setting in which it might ultimately find its home, to hear live music in an intimate environment, and to engage Arts with the community in a friendly and approachable way.