Our strategy

Birmingham has the highest proportion of children and young people of any major city in Europe.

Our strategy, "A Creative Future" describes our vision for what cultural provision for children and young people in our city should be.

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It builds on existing strengths and achievements, and extends the age range to include young people up to the age of 25 years. This reflects an increased emphasis on supporting young people into training and employment, as pledged in Birmingham’s Youth Promise guarantee.

A Creative Future considers young people’s cultural needs with respect to:

  • universal provision – ensuring resources are accessible to all
  • targeted activity – providing opportunities for those with additional needs and specialist provision to support young people with identified talent.