The Festival of Masters - installation by Juneau Projects. Image by Dee Patel.

The Festival of Masters - installation by Juneau Projects. Image by Dee Patel.

100 Masters

100 Masters is a campaign produced by Creative Black Country that aims to identify contemporary skilled people from the region and help inspire future talent. The public were asked to have their say and nominate someone they know who is brilliant at what they do.

The Black Country was forged at the hands of men and women from all walks of life who honed their skills to the highest levels. It was through their craftsmanship and diligence that the region became renowned as the industrial heartland of the UK, and while we successfully recognise our great industrial heritage, we believe it is time to represent the present-day masters who have been making tremendous strides.

During 2017 a panel shortlisted our 100 Masters from Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley and Sandwell. The list represents an amazing array of people from all backgrounds who have excelled in their field. In November we worked with artists and the Masters to celebrate them at a special event at Starworks in Wolverhampton.

During 2018 there will be further opportunities to engage with our Masters including a social media campaign of videos and portraits as well as events.

See the Masters at 100masters.co.uk.