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Birmingham City Council Cultural Services


Our vision is for Birmingham to be a continually surprising city where the vibrancy and diversity of culture inspire the people who live, work in and visit the city, and bring economic success and international recognition.

The priorities we work to are drawn from the Council Plan and Cultural Strategy. The Council Plan Strategic Outcomes include

Enjoy a High Quality of Life – benefit from good housing and renowned cultural and leisure opportunities.

This is the overarching aim for Cultural Services supported by;

  • Succeed economically – benefit from education, training, jobs and investment
  • Stay safe in a clean, green city – living in safe and clean neighbourhoods
  • Be Healthy – enjoy long and healthy lives
  • Make a contribution – value one another and play an active part in the community

Birmingham’s Cultural strategy- expresses the shared priorities of the partners within the Birmingham Cultural Partnership. For the purposes of the strategy, 'Culture' is defined as including arts, museums, heritage, sport, sporting events, libraries, archives, creative industries, film and tourism. The benefits of participation in cultural activities can produce a range of individual and group outcomes including a sense of identify and belonging, social and community cohesion, civic engagement, economic impact, development of transferable skills; increased knowledge, experience and understanding of the world we live in and improved health and wellbeing.

The following services, activities and facilities are part of the Culture and Visitor Economy division within the Economy Directorate of Birmingham City Council:

Local Arts Activity

2015 - 16 Arts Activities Commissioning - Funding for not-for-profit arts organisations:

Young People's Cultural Entitlement

Birmingham Public Art Strategy and Gateway Group

Film Birmingham - Filming and Location Support throughout Birmingham:

Festivals Birmingham

Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Library of Birmingham

Equalities, Consultation & Engagement

Your Views Are Good News

We would like you to tell us what you think of our services. It’s always great for us to hear when things go right but crucially, it’s important for us to know if we get things wrong.


Birmingham City Council Culture Commissioning Tel: 0121 303 2434, email: arts.team@birmingham.gov.uk, www.birmingham.gov.uk/arts