Friday, 30 April 2021 / Published in News
Together with the Royal Shakespeare Company, we recently facilitated the West Midlands Mayoral Hustings for arts and culture. The online session was attended by people from across the region representing the breadth of organisations, art forms and scales of our cultural ecology. Iqbal Khan hosted our hustings with Liam Byrne (LAB), Steve Caudwell (GREEN PARTY),
Thursday, 15 April 2021 / Published in News
As lockdown restrictions once again begin to shift in England, we wanted to take some time to reflect on what we have achieved so far as a collective, and think about what we’ve learnt about working together. We wanted to use this reflection to establish what we need to do to maintain the connections and
Thursday, 25 March 2021 / Published in News
Deadline extended to Wed 14 April, 12 noon We are currently seeking a Chair and up to 11 Board Members to be the first members of the West Midlands Music Board. The board tenure will be for an initial 12 months, to establish and set a work plan for the key strategic priorities and secure
Thursday, 25 March 2021 / Published in News
Culture Central is the collective voice of the cultural sector in the West Midlands. It convenes, challenges and connects to create opportunities through culture for places and people across the region. In the last 12 months Culture Central, in partnership with the West Midlands Culture Sector initiated the West Midlands Culture Response Unit (WMCRU), reaching
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 / Published in News
Saturday 20 March 2021 Spring’s Calling is the latest in the series of regional online events co-ordinated by the West Midlands Culture Response Unit, and marks one year since the country went into its first lockdown. The event will be made up of 3-5 minute audio artworks, including spoken word, podcasts, music and singing –
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 / Published in News
2,516 DIGITAL EVENTS over 1,500 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS 141 WORLD PREMIERES AN AUDIENCE OF 31 MILLION GLOBALLY At a time when the public has little or no access to theatres and live entertainment, West Midlands arts organisations have continued to work together in partnership presenting a high-quality online programme of arts that reflect the language and
Wednesday, 03 March 2021 / Published in Events
These quarterly meetings are for all organisations who have signed up to the More Than A Moment Pledge (either in full or in principle) to come together and share their experiences of putting it into action within their organisations. Attendance at these meetings is required, as part of your organisation’s commitment to the Pledge. Dates for meetings
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
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