We drive cultural strategy with an ambitious, inclusive and relevant vision for the role of the arts and artists in society. We act as a catalyst for generating radical new approaches to investment and sustainability. We broker partnerships, support arts organisations to develop audiences, attract resources and investment, promote opportunities for learning and participation and nurture employment opportunities for regional artists and creatives.
Our new Director Steve Ball and our board are putting in place the foundations of the organisation and invite your involvement. It is helpful to understand Culture Central in the same way that you might think about a trade organisation or our close colleagues at the Chamber of Commerce.
If you are an individual or organisation interested in developing the cultural and creative sector within the Birmingham City region, then get in touch.
Transforming Narratives is a three year project which aims to establish Birmingham as a leading international centre for contemporary South Asian arts practice, presenting multi-art forms through an artistic exchange programme, for the mutual benefit of Birmingham and cities in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
This initiative is working to deliver a step-change in the cultural relationships and to focus on the reciprocal exchange of contemporary cultural practices between these countries and the UK.
Birmingham’s arts festival | October 2019
In October 2019, Birmingham Weekender set up home in Birmingham’s creative quarter, where we showcased the area’s thriving independent arts scene.
Visitors enjoyed a packed weekend of events including dance, music, art, performance, hands-on workshops, parties, street arts and more. The weekend included fun for all the family, with some of the city’s leading artists and arts organisations.
As ever, it was all FREE.
Produced by Culture Central | Funded by Birmingham City Council & Arts Council England
Programme Partner: Dance Hub Birmingham | Media partner: What’s On Live
Culture Central has been working with Birmingham City Council to establish a “Cultural Compact” for the city.
The Birmingham Cultural Compact seeks to co-create and co-deliver a holistic vision for culture in Birmingham. Our vision is part of a step change in the sustainability and contribution of culture to the life of the city. It will link the cultural sector to broader aspirations and priorities for Birmingham and secure partnerships between the cultural sector and other sectors.
You may also be interested to read the Birmingham Cultural Investment Enquiry, which is referred to within the draft terms of reference.