Flying Start community arts training course

This is an interesting looking course run by Birmingham City Council for those who want to get into community arts.

Flying Start 2007

Part time, free of charge, training course (September 2007 to January 2008) for artists working in any art form who are 18+ and living or working in Birmingham or Solihull. Closing date for applications 4th July.

Flying Start is an accredited training scheme for artists who want to work in community and participatory arts and gain workshop/project planning and delivery skills.

It provides:

  • Hands on project and workshop delivery experience via work placements with Birmingham arts organisations including The REP, sampad and Sound Futures. Information on other placements available included in application pack.
  • An opportunity to work as part of a supportive group of artists on practical course work
  • Networking opportunities with other artists, key contacts and potential employers
  • Freelance set up information; regular updates on current funding, training and employment opportunities
  • Mentoring, support and advice.

For further information or a copy of the information pack, contact Pat Dawson, Birmingham City Council Arts Section on 0121 464 4337 or