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Join us at our ‘Re-thinking Arts & Cultural Funding’ event

Culture Central have been working with the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) to explore fresh approaches to cultural funding. This free event on December 3rd 2019, hosted by GBSLEP and Culture Central will share the findings of our report, hear about access to funding and other opportunities as well as networking and refreshments.

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

Summary Agenda:

4pm – Registration inc. tea/coffee

4.30pm – Event start

6pm – Networking with refreshments/nibbles

7pm – Event close

You can register your interest in this event here.


*GBSLEP covers the nine local authority areas of Birmingham, Solihull, East Staffordshire, Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Tamworth, Redditch, Bromsgrove and Wyre Forest