What We Do

CBC is a 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 produced 100 Masters and Black Country comedy festival ‘Funny Things’.

During 2018 we will be continuing our work with 100 Masters and Desi Pubs as well as introducing a new project and a unique exhibition ‘Girl Gaze’ which will take place in both India and the Black Country.

OPEN ACCESS & GROUNDWORKS
You can 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’. These awards will be open again in 2018 very soon.

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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