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Local Arts Fora and Arts Champions

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The local arts fora build a vital network within each District to enable local arts development. Artists, arts organisations (funded and non-funded) and local community groups can establish dialogue in each District raising the profile of local arts and offering opportunities for local resident involvement and professional development.

Edgbaston Arts Forum

Creative people at work across Bartley Green, Edgbaston, Harborne and Quinton. This network is for you; the artists, musicians, actors, writers, curators, painters, singers and academics from across the Edgbaston constituency. Share your projects, wants and offers and let's make this a really exciting part of the city together!

Join the facebook group

Follow @edgbastonarts

The Arts Champion for Edgbaston District for 2014 - 2017 are:

The Drum

Café Arts- Constituency Arts Forum of Erdington

An open forum for artists, writers, musicians, actors - anyone involved in the arts in the Erdington constituency of Birmingham.

Join the facebook group

The Arts Champion for Erdington District for 2014 - 2107 are:

Birmingham Repertory Theatre (Birmingham Rep)

Hall Green Arts

Hall Green Arts Forum is a meeting place for local artists and venues to network and develop ideas on how to become more actively involved in their communities.

If you are a creative individual or company based in Hall Green, Kings Heath, Sparkbrook or Moseley and would like to get involved then join Hall Green Arts

Like the facebook page

Follow @hallgreenarts

The Arts Champion for Hall Green District for 2014 - 2017 are:

Mac Birmingham

Hodge Hill Arts

If you are interested in promoting or attending arts events in the Hodge Hill, Shard End, Washwood Heath or Bordesley Green areas join Hodge Hill Arts

Like the facebook page

The Arts Champions for Hodge Hill District for 2014 - 2017 are:

Birmingham Hippodrome and


Ladywood Arts Forum

A collective of artists, schools, community groups and arts organisations; all committed to supporting creative engagement opportunities for the residents of Birmingham's Ladywood Constituency.

Follow @LadywoodArtsFor

Like the facebook page


The Arts Champion for Ladywood District for 2014 -2017 are:

Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB)

Northfield Arts Forum

Supported by Ikon Gallery Northfield Arts Forum support artists of any kind in Kings Norton,Weoley Castle, Longbridge andNorthfield

Join the facebook group


Follow @northfieldarts1

The Arts Champion for Northfield District for 2014 - 2017 are:


Perry Barr Arts Forum

If you are an artist or an organisation who live or work in the PERRY BARR constituency then you should come and join the Perry Barr Local Arts Forum. What is that you ask? It is a forum that already has among it's members, Birmingham City Council, Perry Barr Constituency, Birmingham Royal Ballet. The forum meets once a month to discuss what work is being done in the constituency.

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The Arts Champion for Perry Barr Disrict for 2014 - 2017 are:

Symphony of Birmingham City Orchestra (CBSO)

Arts Forum Selly Oak

We want to hear from local creative organisations and people... about arts activities that are already happenings near you, and what you think should be happening in the future to benefit our communities. We hold quarterly meetings so we can continue to strengthen our local arts scene.

Follow @artsforumsellyo

Like the facebook page


The Arts Champions for Selly Oak District for 2014 - 2017 are:

Birmingham Opera Company and

Ex Cathedra

Made in Sutton (Sutton Coldfield)

A forum set up to promote and support arts based organisations across Sutton Coldfield in partnership with Birmingham City Council and DanceXchange.

The forum aims to unite local arts organisations through the sharing of best practice and seeks to encourage greater participation.

All local arts organisations are welcome to participate, so whether you run an amateur dramatics society or provide dance classes we’d love to hear from you.

Follow @madeinsutton

Like the facebook page


The Arts Champion for Sutton Coldfield District for 2014 - 2017 are:

Town Hall Symphony Hall (THSH)

Arts in the Yard (Yardley)

Arts In The Yard, is the local arts forum representing the constituency of Yardley, which includes, Acocks Green, Sheldon, Stechford & Yardley North and South Yardley. Arts in The Yard is led by mac birmingham (Arts Champion), Sheldon Community Centre and Soul City Arts, with a growing membership including local arts organisations, artists, youth workers, Yardley residents and maybe you!

Like the facebook page

Follow @artsintheyard

The Arts Champion for Yardley District for 2014 - 2017 are:

IKON Gallery

Birmingham City Council Culture Commissioning

Tel: 0121 303 2434


Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/arts

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