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We will use this page to highlight what is going on in Birmingham's visual arts scene. 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. 


Birmingham Art Map

As of May 2013, a quarterly Birmingham Art Map is published with information on visual arts events and exhibitions. 


Art Bus

Every 6 months the Art Bus tours several Birmingham galleries for free during one night. This tour usually includes Ikon Gallery, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, RBSA and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Extra Special People is Eastside Projects’ Associates scheme, supporting the development of work, ideas, connections and careers through a programme of events, opportunities and projects.


The Library of Birmingham: Professional Development for Photographers

The Library of Birmingham Photography Department offers Professional Development opportunities to new and emerging photographers as a part of its programme of exhibitions and projects. 

Reference Works,  Birmingham’s largest photography commission, has seen lead artists Brian GriffinMichael CollinsAndrew Lacon and Stuart Whipps mentor artists as they develop new work. 



In early 2013 Axis web visited a number of  diverse as established galleries, artist-led studios and nomadic arts projects within the city. See their interviews here.


Café Arts- Constituency Arts Forum of Erdington

An open forum for anyone involved in the artist in Erdington, Birmingham.


Edgbaston Arts Forum

The forum generates opportunities for artists and local residents to work creatively together, and we initiate local, regional and international projects. Edgbaston Arts Forum is a network of imaginative people engaging with a wide range of arts and communities in the wards of Bartley Green, Edgbaston, Harborne and Quinton.


Hall Green Arts Forum

Hall Green Arts Forum promotes all arts in Hall Green Constituency including Moseley, Kings Heath, Sparkbook and Hall Green. They run surgeries in a range of community and arts venues to support anyone delivering arts. They can support and promote existing projects, practitioners and organisations to develop partnerships, find funding, marketing, promotion and delivery of arts activities.


Hodge Hill Arts

Promoting the arts in Hodge Hill, Shard End, Washwood Heath and Bordesley Green.


Ladywood Arts Forum

Collective of artists, schools, community groups and arts organisations committed to the development of creative opportunities covering the areas of Soho, Nechells, Ladywood and Aston.


Northfield Arts Forum

Northfield Arts Forum is a group of artists, arts organisations and venues from across the four wards of the District: Weoley Castle, Kings Norton, Northfield and Longbridge. They wish to develop, promote and support the arts across the district and then on a city wide scale, enable everyone access to the arts – to learn and create as well as to spectate and support artists and arts organisations by providing: A platform to showcase their work; an advice network; opportunities to work collaboratively; chances to apply for funding in a cogent way.


Perry Barr Local Arts Forum

The Perry Barr Arts Forum aims to forge better communication between arts and cultural organisations and the voluntary and community sector, increase opportunities for local participation and raise the profile of local arts activities within the constituency


Selly Oak Arts Forum

Selly Oak Constituency Arts Forum is network of artists, arts organisations and community organisations who share a common interest in developing arts activities in their local area (Selly Oak, Cotteridge, Heighters Heath, Stirchley, Brandwood, Allens Croft, Billesley, Warstock, Bournville). The forum acts as a contact point for artists/organisations working in the constituency, and provides opportunities for artists/organisations to meet, share experiences and knowledge, and form partnerships.


Made in Sutton 

Made in Sutton is a forum set up to promote and support arts based organisations across Sutton Coldfield. The forum aims to unite local arts organisations through the sharing of best practice and seeks to encourage greater participation. 


Arts in the Yard - Yardley Arts Forum

Arts In The Yard, is the local arts forum representing the constituency of Yardley, which includes, Acocks Green, Sheldon, Stechford & Yardley North and South Yardley.