Be part of the collective voice of the cultural sector in the West Midlands.

Culture Central is a collective that exists for the benefit of its members. It advocates for the wider sector and represents and supports culture in its widest sense ensuring a vibrant cultural ecology for the West Midlands.

Culture Central is funded solely through its membership subscriptions and through targeted investment from its supporters for specific programmes. This income helps us to advocate for and connect the sector, supporting the development of new strategic partnerships that benefit our members, partners and people of the West Midlands.

Benefits of Membership

  • Connections and a strategic voice with new and unusual partners
  • A network for sharing practical expertise and resources
  • Research and data to support funding bids and organisational development
  • Influence on regional strategy and development
  • Support with strategic sector communications and regional and national advocacy

In addition to the wider benefits of membership, you also get to enjoy:

  • Exclusive member networking sessions with members of all scales and sizes
  • The opportunity to sit on a working group
  • Your voice included in the design of strategy and activity.
  • Be profiled as a Culture Central member in communications and on the website
  • Brokerage and partnership support
  • Attend free training on areas such as Safeguarding, GDPR, Anti-racism, HR and finance.
    • We will run at least one session on these each year, based on membership feedback and may include digital skills, fundraising, leadership and mentoring.

2021/2022 Membership

As a collective we exist through the support of our members. We are aware that Covid-19 has hit the sector hard, and we have changed our membership fees to reflect this. Our revised membership fees for 2021/22 are detailed below.

Membership level based on an estimated turnover of your organisation for 2021-2022:

  • Individual artists operating as sole traders | £35
  • Under £100,000 | £100
  • £101,001 to £250,000 | £295
  • £250,001 to £500,000 | £495
  • £500,001 to £750,000 | £750
  • £750,001 to £1million | £1000
  • £1-£1.5million | £1250
  • £1.5-£2million | £1750
  • £2-4million | £2,250
  • £4-6million | £3,000
  • £6million+ | £4,000

All costs are plus VAT.

Membership Form

If you are not currently a member and would like to express an interest in joining Culture Central, please submit this form.

There are also membership options available for non-cultural sector organisations, who wish to engage with the work. Please complete the form above for a call-back.

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