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European Regional Development Fund

Arts Council England

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.

We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better.


Between 2011 and 2015, we will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. Government funding is received from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and requirements are laid out in our funding agreement with them.



Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University is fast becoming the leading Midlands-based university for transforming the region and accelerating growth in the local economy. With our commitment to building strong, strategic partnerships across private, public and third sectors we put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area.

We drive innovation through interdisciplinary collaborations between industry specialists and our academic expertise, and continue to develop a graduate workforce with the entrepreneurial skills required to achieve success within local, national and global businesses and organisations. With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large, diverse and increasingly popular place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success.

The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. We’re investing £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities.

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.




STEAMhouse is a melting pot of technology, workspace and business support where your ideas meet our expertise. A unique new space for innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration, located in the heart of Birmingham. Powered by Birmingham City University, our free workshops and events allow you to share and develop your ideas with experts from many different backgrounds. Through our ERDF funded programme participants can access co-working and co-making spaces, tech and grants to make your vision a reality.

STEAMhouse has been created in partnership with Eastside Projects, and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Arts Council England. It supports collaborations between arts, science, technology, engineering and maths (STEAM) sectors. STEAMhouse will drive innovation and research to support an interdisciplinary way of thinking to help businesses and individuals to find different and innovative solutions to today’s challenges.




ASTONish was a programme of cultural leadership and creative entrepreneur training and development aimed at emergent and established artists, musicians and creative entrepreneurs in Aston and Newtown who had the ambition and potential to transform both themselves and the sector.  This programme was launched in March 2017 and finished in March 2018.

The programme was funded by Birmingham City Council and Arts Council England, produced by cultural consultants Helga Henry, Lara Ratnaraja and Birmingham Hippodrome in partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust.





BOM (Birmingham Open Media) is an arts centre forging a new model of radical practice at the intersection of art, technology and science with measurable social impact. By making sustained investment in a community of creative practitioners, who we call Fellows, and developing strategic projects and partnerships, we test pioneering ideas that investigate the transformative value of the arts across health, education and society.



Production partners

Stone Junction

Stone Junction is a progressive, Stafford based, PR consultancy providing technical PR services to the engineering technology, technology and B2B sectors. We believe we are at a junction in the history of marketing communications. The use of electronic and social media means PR is more influential in the marketing mix than ever before. Yet its function is still changing, leaving the uninitiated behind.



Reels in Motion

Reels in Motion is Top 50 UK video production company based in Stoke-on-Trent, Manchester and London. With over 10 years experience within the industry, we have worked with many organisations across the United Kingdom and overseas.

We strive to produce high quality, high definition, award winning films, guaranteeing that our team will deliver the right passion and commitment required to every project.






Stagetext is a registered charity which provides captioning and live subtitling services to theatres and other arts venues to make their activities accessible to people who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.

It was established in May 2000 by Peter Pullan, Merfyn Williams and Geoff Brown, each of whom had varying types of deafness and a determination to improve access to the performing arts for all deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people.

Stagetext is a National Portfolio Organisation of the Arts Council England.