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Experience

Birmingham has a great wealth of Arts and Cultural activities for residents and visitors to experience. The best way to find out what's happening on our doorstep is to contact the local arts forum.

The Festival calendar also profiles an impressive breadth and diversity of festivals, artforms, local and international talent taking place across a huge range of locations and venues, reflecting Birmingham’s ambition to truly be a Festival City.

Birmingham aspires to be a leading UK and international destination for cultural festivals and events by bringing stakeholders together to invest in a Calendar of city festivals, attracting cultural tourists to visit and stay in the city, providing a vibrant programme for residents and creating opportunities for the city and regions artists to work alongside artists of international reputation and quality.

Birmingham boasts an impressive range of festival entrepreneurs who are ensuring that there is truly something for everyone in this City of Surprises; whether the biennial International Dance Festival Birmingham, our established and diverse Growth festivals or our new exploratory Micro Festivals.


Participate

Birmingham has a great wealth of participatory Arts and Cultural activities for residents and visitors. The best way to find out what's happening on our doorstep is to contact the local arts forum.


Create

BBC Arts have put together handy guides on the major art forms, to get you inspired to pick up a paint brush, a pen or a piccolo - whether you want to nurture a creative skill or learn a new one. 

BBC Arts Get Creative Campaign guides


Lead

If you're interested in leading an activity/event, having a say in the Arts and Cultural activities on our doorstep, setting up an organisation or applying for funding Birmingham Culture Commissioning Service are able to give you advice, guidance and support.

Birmingham Culture Commissioning - T:0121 303 2434, E: arts.team@birmingham.gov.uk, W: www.birmingham.gov.uk/arts

Find out more about Birmingham Arts Boards and Culture Leadership Training 2015

Take the Creative Future Pledge - Sign up to the six commitments and see how you can support high quality cultural provision for young people in Birmingham.


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