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We will use this page to highlight what is going on in the visual arts scene in the Black Country. It will be a resource for artists but also a means by which TPWM can profile a place, offering links to activity in a regional, national and international context where possible. 





Creative Connections is a unique professional development scheme run by Wolverhampton Adult Education Service.  It offers ‘survival skills’ for people with creative skills who want to explore self- employment as an option.


Wolverhampton Contemporary Art Forum

Wolverhampton Contemporary Art Forum is a group comprised of practicing visual artists, performance artists and musicians. WCAF aim to raise the profile of contemporary art in Wolverhampton and promote the networking of visual arts practice across the city.



Junction is free contemporary arts festival in Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton.

The festival brings together a broad spectrum of work from local and regional artists including visual art, live art, performance, video projection, interventions, poetry and music.  In previous festivals it has also featured Open Studios and guided tours of venues.

Junction is organised by Wolverhampton Contemporary Art Forum.




Dudley Arts Council

Dudley Arts Council is a charitable organisation in existence for over 60 years, run purely by volunteers with the aim of encouraging involvement in and an appreciation of the arts and to raise awareness of arts organisations based in the Dudley borough, the Black Country and the West Midlands. As well as promoting events they hold various training events.





Based in West Bromwich, Multistory works with outstanding artists to make art with, for and about the people of Sandwell. Their projects reflect and celebrate everyday life from factories, pubs and clubs, people’s homes, gurdwaras and markets. They work with local residents, photographers, world-class artists, writers, documentary film-makers and many more.




Walsall Council: Creative Development Team

A team of creative practitioners who oversee the joint planning, commissioning and delivery of participatory arts programmes.  The Creative Developmenet Team open doors for people and organisations using participatory and community arts activities such as music, performance, new media, creative writing, design and visual art as the inspiration. Their role is to be a catalyst in finding the opportunities where the arts and creativity can make positive change.