What We Do

CBC is a three year campaign which aims to make the most of creative talent in the Black Country.

We work with local people to discover, explore and grow an exciting and meaningful programme of arts activity in the Black Country. We do this with a range of projects including:

LANDMARKS
We produce several Landmark Projects each year. These are our larger-scale events where we engage with the community putting them at the heart of each idea. In 2016 we produced two Landmark Projects; Imagine That! and Desi Pubs. You can read more about the projects by clicking the links.

In 2017 we will be introducing a further two new projects; 100 Masters and the Black Country Comedy Festival.

OPEN ACCESS & GROUNDWORKS
Help shape what you want to see and participate in your area through our community activities programme ‘Groundworks’ or develop your own ideas through our ‘Open Access Award’.

OTHER WORK
CBC partners with other organisations across the Black Country to give people access to arts and creativity.

CREATIVE PEOPLE AND PLACES
Creative Black Country is part of the national Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places program, which encourages more people to experience the arts. We work with local people to discover, explore and grow an exciting and meaningful programme of arts activity in the Black Country.
Creative People and Places is about more people taking the lead in choosing, creating and taking part in art experiences in the places where they live. There are 21 independent projects, each located in an area where people have traditionally had fewer opportunities to get involved with the arts.

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