Tuesday 3 December, 4pm to 7pm
Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square
Culture Central have been working with Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP to explore fresh approaches to cultural funding. This free event, hosted by GBSLEP and Culture Central will share the findings of our report, talk about access to funding and other opportunities, as well as offer networking, nibbles and drinks.
Culture Central brings together leading thinkers in arts and culture to explore new approaches to cultural funding and investments; examining how ‘cultural action zones’ can stimulate a multi-agency, multi-project approach leading to a flourishing and diverse cultural offer.
GBSLEP explains how to access new grants for cultural organisations across its geography*, and opens a call for Cultural Action Zones, to stimulate collaboration and make cultural organisations more sustainable.
This event is aimed at cultural organisations, and those supporting them, who’re looking to rethink their funding, sustainability, working practices and routes to launching their exciting new cultural projects.
Other contributors will signpost funding streams, discuss youth trends and explore what it takes to put new ideas into practice.
A panel and Q&A will open up discussion to all.
Confirmed participants include:
Anita Bhalla – Chair, Performances Birmingham Ltd & GBSLEP
Erica Love – Director, Culture Central
Rob Elkington – Director, Arts Connect
Symon Easton – Head of Culture, Birmingham City Council
Martin Green – Chief Creative Officer, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
Bohdan Piasecki – General Manager, Free Radical Beatfreeks
4 pm Registration inc. tea/coffee
4.30 pm Event start
6 pm Networking with refreshments/nibbles
7 pm Close
*GBSLEP covers the nine local authority areas of Birmingham, Solihull, East Staffordshire, Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Tamworth, Redditch, Bromsgrove and Wyre Forest