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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
Monday, 02 December 2019 / Published in News
HUNDREDS OF 60 SECOND FILMS, PROVIDING MOMENTS  OF HAPPINESS AND HOPE, TO BE RELEASED THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON MONDAY 21 DECEMBER  It Gets Lighter From Here is a collaborative, cultural experience from the West Midlands Culture Response Unit (WMCRU) –  a virtual day of hope and positivity, showcasing a collection of 60-second films from organisations across the region.  The event, curated to mark the