Thursday, 26 November 2020 / Published in News
The West Midlands arts, culture and heritage sector, like so many in the hospitality, events and entertainment industries has been decimated by Covid 19 as we have previously highlighted. We are grateful for the Government’s support through the £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund and there have been many successful applications in the region. DCMS advocacy as
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 / Published in News
Culture Central is looking for a Strategy and Policy Manager. Time: 2 days per week (15hours) fixed term until 31st March 2021 Salary: £42,500 pro rata Based: Currently based from home, but may include travel and meetings across the West Midlands. Background: Culture Central is a Cultural Sector support organisation. It is a membership-based organisation
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 / Published in News
We are looking for a West Midlands-based artist/filmmaker to create three or four x 1 minute films for the ‘It Gets Lighter From Here’ digital event on 21 December 2020. In addition to the main themes below, we would like the films to do three things alongside: Showcase the breadth, scale and diversity of the
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 / Published in Events
Mon 23 to Fri 27 November 2020 Are you a young creative/artist based in the West Midlands* aged between 18-30 years? Are you looking to access free workshops to network and up-skill? Look no further because between Monday 23rd November and Friday 27th November 2020, we’re partnering with regional industry professionals to deliver a series
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 / Published in News
Could you deliver a workshop for young artists and creatives? Following the success of the third West Midlands Weekender in September, which showcased 26 young creative individuals/companies/collectives and their work exploring the theme of Democratising Creativity and Culture (watch here), we heard many young creatives ask for more opportunities to connect, informally network and up-skill.
Thursday, 05 November 2020 / Published in Events
The next Open Zoom call will be on Fri 18th December, 10.30am to 12 noon. All are warmly welcomed to join our regular open Zoom call, for anyone working in the region’s cultural sector, whether in organisations or freelance/self-employed. The sessions are designed to share information about the most pressing issues in relation to the current situation,
Wednesday, 04 November 2020 / Published in News
The 21st of December is the shortest day of the year. It is also the last Monday before Christmas… the start of a festive season that is likely to be seriously overshadowed by the growing Covid-19 pandemic. Following discussions and initial planning in recent Arty CRU meetings, it is proposed that on the night of the
Thursday, 29 October 2020 / Published in News
A PLEDGE TO RADICALLY TRANSFORM THE BLACK EXPERIENCE OF THE WEST MIDLANDS’ ARTS AND CULTURE SECTOR, CREATED BY A COLLABORATIVE GROUP OF BLACK ARTISTS AND LEADERS FROM ARTS ORGANISATIONS ACROSS THE WEST MIDLANDS  Today, a group of Black artists and leaders from arts organisations across the West Midlands, launch a pledge for action: More Than a Moment: Action with and for Black Creatives. It marks the beginning of the West Midlands’ arts
Tuesday, 22 September 2020 / Published in News
Following on from the success of its Midsummer online festival in June, the West Midlands Culture Response Unit (WMCRU), have commissioned West Midlands Weekenders; a brand-new series of events to showcase the diversity and innovation of the region’s arts. The previous two Weekenders took part over late August and September and featured organisations such as Friction Arts, Ex Cathedra, Sonia
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 / Published in News
RUNNING 2PM – 11PM ON SATURDAY 29th AUGUST, THE EVENT WILL BE HOSTED BY BIRMINGHAM OPERA COMPANY’S ASSOCIATE ARTIST REISZ AMOS  The West Midlands Culture Response Unit (WMCRU) is today pleased to announce artists and organisations taking part in this Saturday’s (29 August) Ritual Weekender.   Ritual Weekender is the first of three planned WM Weekender events, each carrying its own theme. Together they will