For city’s art and soul Why the arts are now a Birmingham hallmark
creative ways of seeing and enjoying the collection. The group is relocating from London to Birmingham but has a national remit. They work collaboratively with dancers, organisations and companies to strengthen the dance sector across the UK. It runs a national programme of talent development, encourages the use of digital technology, supports diversity and advocates for young people to get involved with dance. It promotes Eastern European culture and heritage through a programme of five contemporary art exhibitions and an artist development programme, delivered from Digbeth, Birmingham. The organisation presents a range of international artists’ work exploring the ideologies of war, displacement and social taboo. They will engage audiences to reduce the isolation of new migrant populations and offer opportunities for everyone to experience the arts and creativity of Poland and other Eastern European cultures. It creates award-winning dance performances which focus on current, political subjects, alongside a bespoke engagement programme for different community groups. This funding will allow them to create and tour new work across the UK. A media arts organisation supporting contemporary artists to create new work, responding to archival material; resulting in screenings, exhibitions, events and digital artworks. This funding will allow VIVID to develop a programme of curated exhibitions, live art and digital distribution platforms that will support emerging diverse artists. This will be complemented with a programme of touring visual arts work that has a strong foundation of socially engaged practice.
> Lapworth Museum of Geology
> Rosie Kay, of the Rosie Kay dance company