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Thursday, 28 April 2022 / Published in News
Culture Central and Indigo recently held an exploratory meeting on whether organisations applying to ACE National Portfolio in the West Midlands would be interested in adopting the Audience Engagement Framework, Identity- Confidence – Connection as part of their approach to delivering the Investment Principles. Identity-Connection-Confidence is a clear, person and data-driven approach and methodology that
Wednesday, 13 April 2022 / Published in News
Culture Central is among over 160 organisations across arts, culture, sport, civil society, youth, and heritage sectors to benefit from the £4.6 million Volunteering Futures Fund Funding set to increase volunteering opportunities for young people, and people who experience barriers to accessing volunteering, over next two years Over 160 community organisations, including Culture Central, are
Thursday, 31 March 2022 / Published in News
Culture Central is very pleased to have received a grant from round two of the Culture Recovery Fund: Emergency Resource Support Fund, which was announced today. Since its inception, Culture Central has been funded solely through its membership subscriptions and through targeted investment from its supporters for specific programmes. Throughout Covid, we have advocated for,
Thursday, 13 January 2022 / Published in News
The Culture Central Board, Team and Members welcome Cassie Chadderton as the new Chair of Culture Central. Cassie, a native West Midlander brings a wealth of experience, expertise and passion to the board, having previously been Director; Media and Stakeholder Relations at Arts Council England, Head of UK Theatre and now as Chief Executive of
Thursday, 14 October 2021 / Published in News
Culture Central, Birmingham 2022, Coventry City of Culture, and the West Midlands Combined Authority  recently invited strategic leaders and partners from across the region to discuss how the findings from the recent West Midlands Cultural Sector Research Project impact on the future of creativity and culture in the West Midlands. At this pivotal moment for our
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),