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Thursday, 22 July 2021 / Published in News
Today (22 July 2021) sees the launch of two exciting pieces of research that highlight the value of the West Midlands Arts and Cultural sector, including the region’s first interactive Cultural Infrastructure Map and Audience Profiler, aimed at providing information to help attract investment and audiences. The past year has shown us the power of
Thursday, 01 July 2021 / Published in News
The letter below is being sent to MPs from 1 July. Please feel free to share it widely and/or use as a template for your own communications with MPs. ________ The arts and culture sector has been one of the hardest-hit sectors during the pandemic, and we continue to face uncertainty and hardship under the
Monday, 21 June 2021 / Published in News
“We are coming together at a time when the postponement of Stage 4 is causing profound and extended hardship for everyone in our sector.” – Nick Reed WMMB Chair and CEO B:Music – Culture Central has announced today the launch of the first-ever West Midlands Music Board (WMMB), with an ambitious plan, led by a
Friday, 30 April 2021 / Published in News
The Culture Central board and team are pleased to announce the appointment of four new board members to drive forward Culture Central’s vision and mission as the Collective Voice for the sector in the region. We would like to say a warm welcome to Geraldine Collinge (Royal Shakespeare Company), Indi Deol (DesiBlitz), Sipho Ndlovu (Beatfreeks
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
Tuesday, 30 March 2021 / Published in Events, News
Culture Central is a membership organisation, a collective that exists for the benefit of its members. It advocates for the wider sector and represents and supports culture in its widest sense ensuring a vibrant cultural ecology for the West Midlands. During the pandemic, we suspended our 2020 membership subscriptions in recognition of the challenges the
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 –