Birmingham City Council

Advice and Guidance

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The Culture Officers within the Culture Commissioning Service are able to offer advice and guidance on many aspects relating to Local Arts Activity, Commissioning Arts Activities and Young People’s Cultural Entitlement.

Advice Surgeries are also available throughout the year but you must make an appointment. If you already have a “lead officer” (that is an officer you deal with regularly) then you can contact them direct. If you are new to us then please contact the Culture Commissioning Service on 0121 303 2434 or by emailing arts.team@birmingham.gov.uk When you arrange your appointment, we will advise you what information to bring to the meeting.


Resources & Funding for Artists and Arts Organisations

Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures are the strategic link between the Company's Vision and its day-to-day operations. Well written policies & procedures allow employees to understand their roles and responsibilities and provide clarity to the reader when dealing with accountability issues or activities that are of critical importance to the company, such as, health & safety, legal liabilities, regulatory requirements or issues that have serious consequences.



Priority Neighbourhoods

Working with key partners, Be Birmingham has identified 25 priority neighbourhoods and six neighbourhood clusters as the focus of the neighbourhoods programme which involves local agencies working together with communities to join up services and improve outcomes at a neighbourhood level.

This involved a mapping exercise to highlight Super Output Areas falling within the worst 5% nationally for multiple deprivation. These were then grouped together to form neighbourhoods of a population up to 15,000. The formation of clearly defined neighbourhoods is an enabling catalyst for the delivery of successful neighbourhood management.


For further information or advice about Priority Neighbourhoods contact Richard Browne, Partnership Manager, T: 0121 303 0050, E: richard.browne@birmingham.gov.uk

Priority Neighbourhood profile information is also available on the Be Birmingham Website, to find out if a postcode is in a Priority Neighbourhood use the Find a Postcode? tool at the top of the Be Birmingham Local Website


Community Cohesion

Birmingham’s diversity is fundamental to its social and economic future. We relish the cultural and entrepreneurial energy that comes from bringing together different perspectives, orientations and traditions. We honour our past and the industrial base on which we were built, whilst celebrating the fact that we have the youngest population of any major European city. We welcome the international links that our people have with powerful emerging economies. We aim to be both diverse and inclusive.

Frequently Asked Questions

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