Welcome to Arts in Redditch, a charitable organisation promoting and supporting those in the area 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 get started in your creative adventure
THE WORLD OF LOCAL ARTS
At Arts in Redditch we aim to bring you a wide variety of artistic events 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.
The Pop-Up Gallery is back!
Our next Pop-Up Gallery will be happening from the 1st July 2021 for 10 days.
We will be adhering to government guidelines at all times.
See you there!
Dear Members & Friends of Arts in Redditch,
Redditch could be in line for up to £1 million 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”.
If you have suggestions for improving opportunities for people to engage in and support music, theatre, visual arts and other creative activities in the Borough, please go to this web page: https://barn.org.uk/reimagine/
Secretary & Trustee
Arts in Redditch