WANT TO MAKE THE MOST OF ARTS AND CULTURE IN YOUR LOCAL AREA?
Open Access Award will be open for applications on the 6th February 2019!
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.
If it builds audiences, connects local people with professional artists and brings great performance, art and creativity to the Black Country, open access could help you make it happen.
The full amount available for the round is £7,500 across all 3 boroughs.
How To Apply: Open Access Awards round 3 will reopen on the 6th February 2019.
“CBC’s support enabled us to run a quality event that people want to repeat.” Paint The Day, Newhampton Arts Centre
“[Open Access] has enabled us to grow as a creative group based in Walsall.” Made By Walsall
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Wildside Activity Centre is an environmental and adventurous activity centre in Wolverhampton. This project takes bees as its inspiration using microscopes, drawing, thread and stitch to go beyond the surface to observe and make images of the beauty of the microscopic world of these endangered insects.
Goscote Greenacres Community Garden brings people together through gardening. The project aims to engage the local community and adults with learning disabilities and their award will help them create a willow tunnel and scarecrows around the garden.
The Orchestra of Chaos is a musical comedy act that has performed nationally and internationally. OOC specialises in engaging with new audiences of any age in unique and traditional locations.
Thimblemill Library will be a Fun Palace for a day of arts and science activities with music, theatre, arts and sciences all under one roof on Sunday 7th October.
PPP is passionate about promoting poetry and spoken word in the Black Country, and have created a collective of artists to do so. We put on popular monthly events in Walsall and regular events in Wolverhampton.
Wolves PhotoFest was created in direct response to headlines and polls claiming Wolverhampton to be a miserable and uncultured place to live.
Allan Ahlberg, the renowned and much loved children’s author, is a former pupil of Rood End Primary School, Langley. He’s the inspiration behind an exciting new augmented reality poetry project.
As Creative Black Country comes to the end of its initial three-year program the team wanted to celebrate the achievements of their Open Access initiative. Open Access exists to get as many people from Wolverhampton, Walsall and Sandwell to organise and get involved in cultural activity.
Capturing the community spirit and shared aspirations of the people of Low Hill in Wolverhampton a new book by the Low Hill Community Centre Group has been produced with images by photographer Nelson Douglas.
Louise Byng’s distinctive hand drawn style has become instantly recognisable and she is fast becoming the go-to illustrator to turn to. We’ve been digging her since she produced some great live work for illustration festival Eye Candy several years ago but more recently the Halesowen-based artist produced 12 stunning 2-colour illustrations for a collaborative calendar for Creative Black Country which was printed by risograph masters Rope Press.