An interesting project has come about through new Birmingham scheme maker Ideas Vendor that looks to give young people getting into the artistic and creative industries a chance to imagine their futures working on these platforms will be like. Titled Birmingham 2022, this opportunity is partnership between Ideas Tap and Midlands Art Centre that will, with support from Arts Council funding, work with their select group to develop and produce their ideas through a research and development programme.

From Ideas Vendor:

Birmingham 2022 is both a digital social media project and a training ground for young people wishing to engage with Birmingham’s diverse cultural offer. Birmingham 2022 will recruit and train up to 14 young people aged 16-24 to produce content for a new website/publication/digital time capsule that will provide a space for young people’s unique perspective on the current and future cultural offer for young people in Birmingham. Birmingham 2022 will have a strong digital media legacy with participants using a range of online social media to share their ideas.

Birmingham 2022 aims to:
– Provide a unique personal development opportunity for a group of young people from Birmingham
– Develop both artistic and employment skills amongst the participants
– Support careers development within the creative and cultural industries for a wider community of young people
– Invite cultural organisations to hear the views and ideas of future audiences and artists

Hopefully this sounds attractive to some young and eager creative types in the city, and if that sounds like you then you’re invited to head over to the website and contact them or through any of their social networks – heres their Twitter and Facebook.


  • Amy Martin
    posted Jan 24th, 2013 at 2:33 pm


    the IdeasTap brief is actually going live on IdeasTap tomorrow (25th Jan), with further details and how to apply. I’ll send you the link when it is live.


    Ideas Vendor

  • Dawn Neale
    posted Jan 26th, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Hi Im helping young people in Birmingham to find work whilst building self esteem, confidence and motivation – and creative industry is the ticket for most, would someone like to come to an event to promote yourself or offer me some creative ideas to make it more fun, free, Novotel in birmingham 1st March 1 – 3 pm, running similar in Solihull on 5 March 1 -3 in Library.
    please email me for more info.

  • Amy Martin
    posted Feb 13th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Here is the brief http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/d3d5b427-9ce6-4bfe-8c56-a15400f81f18#Overview

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