The Birmingham 2022 Creative City Grants Programme, generously supported by Birmingham City Council, has provided 108 community groups the chance to work with artists to flood our city with new creative work as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

A vital part of ensuring our festival is relevant to the people of the city, each project celebrates the diversity and the character of Birmingham’s people and places. The projects will embrace a wide variety of artforms and will shine a spotlight on the creativity that thrives within Birmingham.

A Taste of Our Projects

Talking Benches in Northfield will inspire positive conversations about cultural identity and heritage.

Working with visual artists, a mixed-gender Scout Group will create a mosaic exploring their history in Bournville.

In Small Heath a traditional multi-generational singing group will work with local students to perform songs from different genres and cultures alongside calligraphy workshops.

A performance devised with women from across minority cultural groups will explore and celebrate their societal experiences in Ladywood.

A walking trail mapping poetry and reminiscence, soundscape and visual artwork inspired by trees and local green spaces across Sparkbrook and Balsall Heath.

Local people representing different heritages that make up the modern population of Handsworth and Lozells will form a steering group to co-create a mural and educational resources located at Soho House.

Ten disability groups across Birmingham will work with disabled artists and film-makers to create short films about the journey of disabled people in Birmingham in the last twenty years.

A group of girls and young women living in Glebe Farm and Tile Cross will work alongside industry professionals to write, record and perform a track (and produce an accompanying video) culminating in a live-streamed music festival.