Birmingham has a great wealth of Arts and Cultural activities, find out what's happening by discovering more Culture on Our Doorstep.
Local Arts Fora
The Culture Commissioning Service has initiated the Local Arts Forum incentive in each of the city's ten Districts since 2011. Local Arts Fora offer a flexible network for advocating the Arts at a District level and helping to develop capacity for the Arts locally through effective partnerships and ways of working. Each Arts Forum has a respective Arts Champion (see below) and a coordinator that has an overview of the cultural offering across their area. Explore more.
Arts Champions Scheme
Birmingham City Council supports a range of large-scale arts organisations which provide a year round programme of international quality mainly in the City Centre. The Arts Champions scheme pairs each of these organisations with a district (comprising four wards), to enable all our residents to benefit from this investment in their local area. The Arts Champions have been active in local neighbourhoods since 2005, delivering projects and supporting neighbourhood planning for arts. The projects that are undertaken are an interesting mix of artistic branding and community input. Explore more.
Film Birmingham is Birmingham City Council’s Film Office.
As part of its Film Charter, Birmingham City Council is committed to making filming as easy and efficient as possible. Film Birmingham provide the following free services for the film and television industry; Filming Permissions, Locations information and advice, Crews and Facilities contacts, News and Events.
Birmingham Heritage Week
During Birmingham's first Heritage Week, visitors were able to explore venues that are rarely open to the public, enjoy open top bus heritage tours, take part in workshops and be involved in both the installation of a new blue plaque and the naming of a street after celebrated local residents. The wide range of events appealling to people of all ages.