Project X needs support letters

As mentioned in the interview I did with Rich Batsford, the Project X Presents collective are applying for funding to put on their next big event. Part of this involves getting letters from the public in support of the application. If you enjoyed the Like Fxck event last July and think there should be more … [Read more…]

Name in Lights

The first of the Fierce Festival items for this year launched today. Name in Lights is a competition whereby someone will have their name installed in giant illuminated letters on the side of the Central Library building. The whole thing is the brainchild of artist Joshua Sofaer and the winner will be chosen by a … [Read more…]

Quick Hits

The website for New Art Birmingham has launched and perusing it I’m reminded that it’s not just the art fair at Curzon Street Station. There are also events taking place at the Ikon Gallery, New Art Gallery Walsall, Midlands Arts Centre, The Lighthouse in Wolverhampton, and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The site was designed … [Read more…]

That Photography Petition

If you’re a photographer you may have already come across the petition to “stop proposed restrictions regarding photography in public places” as it’s been getting a fair bit of word-of-mouth action. As well as being all over Flickr like a rash it’s been covered by photography agency Rhubarb Rhubarb and Film Birmingham. 35,000 people have … [Read more…]

Producers’ Forum Co-Production Seminar

Co-production is becoming an increasingly viable option for independent producers who are looking to finance their projects. Join the Producers’ Forum for an afternoon of talks, discussion and case studies from producers experienced in this field. Guest speakers include: Rebecca O’Brien (Producer, The Wind That Shakes The Barley) JJ Lousberg (UK Film Council) Isabel Davis … [Read more…]

New Generation Arts Festival

The New Generation Arts festival brings all the various UCE arts graduate shows under one banner for two weeks in this summer. It’s a neat idea allowing them to make more of an event of their varied shows and really push the creatives involved. It’s still early days but the website looks to be adding … [Read more…] plans studio, the umbrella site that attempts to cover all the musical activity going on in the city, have announced plans to run a recording studio which will be made available for free to Birmingham based musicians. As plans are put into motion over the next few months interested artists are invited to get in touch … [Read more…]

The Event

The Event is “a series of artist run activities in permanent and temporary spaces throughout central Birmingham” running for a fortnight from Martch 31st to April 15th. Participating organisations are a.a.s., Capital Art Projects, Colony, [insertspace], International Project Space, Modulate, Periscope, 7inch Cinema, Spectacle, and the Springhill Institute. There’s also a launch party on Saturday … [Read more…]