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. Thursday 29 July, 10am
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, 05 November 2020 / Published in Events
Friday 23rd July 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, and are open to both Culture Central members
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
Monday, 24 August 2020 / Published in News
Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the More Than A Moment initiative so far, either by contributing to Elizabeth Lawal’s online research, or attending or contributing to the Radical Listening sessions held during late July and early August. We acknowledge the emotional labour that this involved for the Black artists who shared
Thursday, 20 August 2020 / Published in News
Democratising Creativity and Culture After the success of the Midsummer Festival, which saw over 25,000 website hits and 9000 live digital attendees, the West Midlands Cultural Response Unit (WMCRU) returns with West Midlands Weekenders. The Weekenders are a trio of events which will showcase the diversity and innovation of the region’s arts. The last Weekender