Cultural legacies…what should Birmingham and the region look like in ten years time?

Tuesday 24 May 2pm-5pm (followed by networking and refreshments*)
Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH 
Online attendance is available – please register your interest

Culture Central and Birmingham 2022 Festival would like to invite you to join other strategic leaders** and partners from across the region to think about the future of creativity, heritage and culture in the West Midlands.

At a time of massive change, a focus on place-based interventions and interest around the role of artists and creatives in relation to social change. We want to take a moment to pause, imagine what possibilities exist for positive disruption and think about our collective priorities for the future.

With Birmingham 2022 festival underway we have a moment to reflect on the change we want to see for the sector and the people and places of the region. Although a massive amount of uncertainty remains following the impact of Covid-19, we know that many people and organisations are asking fundamental questions about their purpose, the work that they do and their social and artistic outcomes.

Join us and other leaders that are interested in these bigger questions about culture, society and the West Midlands to help think about what legacies should exist for the region after 2022 and what we can do collectively to make this happen.

We can offer a £50pp bursary towards supporting freelancers, those with access needs and/or caring responsibilities to support attending the legacy session. If you would like to claim this payment, please let us know when you RSVP.

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* Following this event you can join the Commonwealth Games Culture Team for a Birmingham 2022 Festival Social until 7pm – a chance to make new connections across the commissions and projects that make up the Birmingham 2022 Festival. Drinks and a light bite will be provided, please note this will be an alcohol-free event.

** Our definition of leadership at Culture Central is not based on experience or seniority. We welcome anyone that has an interest in the role of creativity and culture and its role within regional development and strategy.


Photograph from Birmingham Weekender 2019, by Verity Milligan.