MAKING THE MOST OF...

The Black Country

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Our projects

 

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 The Singh Twins - Slaves of Fashion.

Creative Communities

Creative Black Country are looking to work with communities in Walsall, Wolverhampton and Sandwell to explore, participate and develop creative projects in the places where they live.
Creative Communities is a 3-year development programme that will help you to connect with artists, arts organisations and spaces (museums, theatres, fab labs). We will work with you to experiment and trial different activities, then build your ability to fundraise, programme and promote exciting cultural experiences in your community.

Open Access

The Open Access Award supports activities that build audiences and promote creative and artistic excellence across the Black Country. Whether you’re a professional artist, performer or community group who have never experienced an arts activity before, this could be for you. Open Access is open to individuals, groups and organisations in Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Open Access is a flexible award to support the seed of a great idea through to the growth of a great project.

 
 

WELCOME TO CBC

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.

You can help shape what you want to see and participate in your area through our community activities programme ‘Creative Communities’ or develop your own ideas through our ‘Open Access Award’.

We will also work with local arts partners and develop large scale arts projects and festivals.

We are part of the national Arts Council England Creative People and Places scheme, which encourages more people to experience the arts.

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Open Access applications now open

Whether you’re a professional artist, performer or community group who have never experienced an arts activity before, this could be for you.

Open Access is open to individuals, groups and organisations in Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Open Access is a flexible award to support the seed of a great idea through to the growth of a great project.

 

 

2018-2021

In 2017 CBC was awarded a second round of CPP funding from  Arts Council England. The funding allows us to continue our work with communities in Wolverhampton, Walsall and Sandwell. We'll be  presenting more Landmark projects and awards via Creative Communities and Open Access.

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FUNNY THINGS ARTIST COMMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

We are seeking to commission artists (open to all art forms) to collaborate with us and the communities we are working with, to make Wolves laugh with Funny Things 2019. After the huge success of the first comedy festival in Wolverhampton in 2017, we want to make Funny Things 2019 an even bigger laugh.

We would like to commission professional artists from any art form to create a series of events, installations or participatory activity that engages and involves local people. We are not looking for stand-up comedy, we are looking for unconventional funny things that create and explore humour through art, performance and creativity.

Deadline for proposals is Friday 16th November 2018.