We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from Arts Council England to deliver an exciting new arts programme as part of the Living Memory project.

6 regional artists have now been commissioned and over the next 12 months they will be working with communities and venues across Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton to develop and exhibit new work. They will be leading a series of creative development sessions within each community setting and producing new work that responds to the rich themes of the Living Memory Project.  The 6 commissioned artists are:

Anand Chhabra
Harmeet Chagger-Khan
Andrew Jackson
Mel Tomlinson
Farhad Berahman
Brendan Jackson

The commissions are being hosted in partnership with the following community groups and organisations:

Gather CIC, Dudley
Dudley College
Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton
Caldmore Community Gardens, Walsall
Grace Mary / Lion Farm Big Local, Oldbury, Sandwell
The Community and History Archive Service, based in Smethwick, Sandwell

Bursary Artist Opportunity - call for submissions
We are also pleased to announce our open call for 5 bursary artist commissions of £1000 each. These are aimed at early-career artists to offer supported research and development time. You can read more about the opportunity here and download the bursary artist brief here.

The deadline to apply is June 3rd, 2019

We will be launching a new section of our website soon with more information about the Living Memory arts programme.

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