We are thrilled to be one of the partners for the Creative Black Country’s new art and culture project Shine A Light.

Creative Black Country is one of the organisations to have been awarded £200,000 by the West Midlands Challenge Fund to create an inclusive art and culture project linked to the Commonwealth Games. The funding was made possible through a collaboration between Olympic legacy funder Spirit of 2012 and Birmingham 2022.

Among Zebra Access and Deaffest, other partners include Deaf Explorer, Black Country Touring, Disability Arts in Shropshire (DASH) and Deafscope.

Shine A Light is an inclusive project that will be accessible for d/Deaf, hearing, disabled and non-disabled participants. The performing arts project will focus on the people of the Black Country and through a variety of live taster activities and workshops using mime and theatre, they will tell the stories of local people.

The participants involved in the taster activities will have the opportunity to get involved in regular workshops which will culminate in a touring performance. New work, films, performances and more will be shared during the Birmingham 2022 cultural programme, an arts festival running from March to September 2022.

We look forward to getting involved in this fantastic project and to contributing in supporting and developing the talents of creative deaf people over the next 2 years.

We will keep you updated with any news and additional information.

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UK's Leading Deaf-Led Film and Arts Festival

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