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Monday, 23 March 2020 / Published in News
Please see below the latest update from our Director Erica Love, issued at 9am on Monday 23 March: Last week I had a number of conversations with Birmingham City Council, ACE, GBSLEP, and the WMCA also convened a meeting with a number of people to feed into the wider region response, specifically for the cultural
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 / Published in News
The Culture Central team are working hard to support and be the voice of the cultural sector in Birmingham and the wider region during the Coronavirus pandemic, and as part of this activity we have put together the following list of online resources available to support organisations with Coronavirus response. We are updating this list
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 / Published in News
A Message from Erica Love, Culture Central Director 17th March 2020 Firstly, can I offer my solidarity and sadness after this week’s announcements, although somewhat expected, they are a huge blow across the sector, especially venues and those working in and with them. I am sure many of you are in emergency and contingency planning
Monday, 24 February 2020 / Published in News
In order to inform our future work and priorities, we are carrying out some Cultural Sector research, including an online survey.  The survey will take about 25 minutes to complete, and the results will help to inform Culture Central’s planning as well as feeding into larger strategic conversations within the Cultural Compact, Arts Council, City
Friday, 14 February 2020 / Published in News
Culture Central is the membership-based organisation created to help build a sustainable and resilient arts and cultural ecology and economy to play an active role in the success of Birmingham and beyond. Originally formed by the city’s 14 major arts/heritage organisations but now enjoying a much wider membership from organisations and individual artists, Culture Central
Wednesday, 05 February 2020 / Published in News
The Arts Council’s Digital Culture Network is here to develop your organisation’s digital skills, find new ways to reach and engage audiences and help develop your business models through 1-2-1 support and training. Working across the arts and culture sector, the Network is led by nine Tech Champions all with a variety of digital specialisms
Thursday, 30 January 2020 / Published in News
Do you know someone from the West Midlands, in their 20s, working successfully in the creative industries from a diverse background, experience or ability? Would they be prepared to feature as a case study to inspire others that “It Is Possible for Me To Be An ….. artist, copywriter, designer, developer, director, engineer, events/venue assistant,
Thursday, 30 January 2020 / Published in News
10 new artistic projects have been commissioned through the first Open Call as part of the Transforming Narratives programme. These projects will take place throughout 2020 in Birmingham, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Transforming Narratives is a ground-breaking three-year project that will establish Birmingham as a leading international centre for contemporary Pakistan and Bangladeshi arts. Managed by
Thursday, 09 January 2020 / Published in News
The New Year heralds a step-change for culture across Birmingham and the region, through new leadership at Cultural Central and leadership opportunities via the Birmingham Cultural Compact as well as investment opportunities from the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP). The end of 2019 brought the appointment of Erica Love as Director at
Monday, 06 January 2020 / Published in News
There is a clear relationship between development capacity within our cultural organisations and the ability of the sector to progress, transform and realise its potential. But, across the board, this capacity has been seriously squeezed and under-invested in over recent years. There is also a clear recognition that building stronger ecosystems and clusters are key