Welcome to Arts in Redditch, a local charity run entirely by volunteers, promoting and supporting individuals and groups to get creative in many ways - from singing and dancing to painting and crafting.
Browse our pages to see who we are, what we are doing and whether we can help you with your creative journey.
THE WORLD OF LOCAL ARTS
At Arts in Redditch we aim to support and promote a wide variety of creativeevents that are taking place in the local area. Go to the Events tab to see what is taking place.
Need help in getting something off the ground but don't know where to start? Go to the Support tab and see what we can do for you.
Pop-Up Galleries return!
We were delighted that we were able to resume our Pop-Up Galleries in July. Thank you to all those who visited, and who bought work. Our next Pop-Up Gallery will open on 25th November, exact venue to be announced.
Potential funding boost for creative activities in Redditch
Redditch could be in line for £850,000 of funding from Arts Council England, if a local consortium of arts organisations succeeds in its bid to the ‘Creative People and Places’ programme. The programme is designed to support communities with relatively low levels of participation in creative activity, and has been running successfully in other locations over a number of years.
The Reimagine Redditch consortium is led by Bromsgrove and Redditch Network (BARN), alongside Arts in Redditch, Severn Arts, Jestaminute Community Theatre and Redditch Borough Council.
The consortium was on the brink of submitting its 2020 bid when the plug was pulled on the programme due to the pandemic. The new programme will run from 2022 to 2025, a shorter period than previous rounds, with reduced funding available. Despite these challenges, the Reimagine Redditch consortium is confident that the available funds would make a real difference to the creative lives of Redditch’s diverse communities. If the bid is successful, these funds will also attract support from Consortium partners including Kingfisher Centre, Rubicon, Redditch Partnership, Redditch Library and the Town Centre Business Improvement District.
Commenting on the work in hand to finalise the bid by the deadline of 11th June, Gary Roskell, Chief Executive of BARN said: “The consultations we have undertaken over the past 2 years have helped us to build a strong case for this funding, which will allow us to construct a community-led model for the development of an exciting programme of creative activities. We are hopeful of success in this round, but even if we don’t succeed, we have built the basis of a strong partnership which will endure for the benefit of all our communities”.
The Consortium will be notified in October whether or not we will be going through to the next round but in the meantime, Consortium members are considering how they can achieve their aims in other ways, if funding from this source is not forthcoming.
Secretary & Trustee
Arts in Redditch