Supporting your Creative Project

Supporting your Creative Project

Arts in Redditch are proud supporters of local people setting up new creative opportunities to benefit our residents and we can work with you to get your project off the ground. This could include the award of a small grant from AIR’s own funds (performing arts) or from The Redditch School of Art Trust (visual arts) whose funds we administer.

  • Do you have a creative project that would involve the local people of Redditch, especially something new, or not currently happening?

  • Have you got a great idea but need assistance in how to set it up?

  • Do you need some financial help in getting started?


      Then contact us by completing the support form: 

We will consider any project that can be described as art; it doesn't have to be painting, music, drama or dance. Our aim is to have a diverse mix of creative opportunities available within the area for people want to engage in.

Here are some examples of projects we have supported recently:

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Indigo Arts – ‘Big Busk’ 2019

Established in 2011 and based at their ‘ArtsLab’ in the Kingfisher Centre, Indigo Arts runs a wide range of creative activities for young people with a wide spectrum of abilities. In 2018, Arts in Redditch awarded a £500 grant to Indigo Arts to support their ‘Big Busk’ event in the Kingfisher Centre, showcasing local performers of all ages.



Redditch Art Circle was formed over 43 years ago after local artist Norman Neasom thought that art demonstrations should be available to the general public and not just to college students.  

Financial support in the form of a grant was sought from Arts In Redditch (AIR) to support the annual monthly demonstration costs and assistance from Redditch Borough Council (RBC) to help re brand the society by giving the committee access to their design team for a new logo and public flyers.  This allowed the Committee to work hard promoting the Society with a view to increasing the activities and membership.


Redditch Photographic Society – 2018/19, AIR awarded a grant of £700 from the Redditch School of Art Trust to fund an enhanced programme of lectures and talks for members and guests of the Society.

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Redditch Folk Choir 2019 – another new initiative by our past Chairman, Malcolm Hall, underwritten by Arts in Redditch, is now the newly-fledged Redditch Folk Club.

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Redditch Life Drawing – 2019 – a good example of an entirely new initiative, started up by an enthusiastic individual who need to some support to expand and establish her monthly Life Drawing Classes. AIR awarded a grant of £700 from the Redditch School of Art Trust, which has helped to secure the expansion and long-term future of these classes.


Scour II Project, ‘The Museum in the Landscape’ 2019/20 – this was a significant project for Redditch, attracting financial support from a number of sources, including Arts Council England. The project celebrated the history and landscape of Forge Mill and the Arrow Valley as it runs through Redditch, and AIR awarded a grant of £750 from the Redditch School of Art Trust, to help fund a series of creative workshops at Forge Mill Museum.