Birmingham 2022 is made up of a group of 16 young people aged16-24 yrs from Birmingham and the midlands. The group will work together over 6 months to generate alternative visions for the future of arts and culture in Birmingham, contributing their ideas and ambitions into a strategy for the arts for the year 2022. Plus they will work as a team to create a professional-standard printed magazine-style brochure for the Discovery Festival of the New Library of Birmingham.
Birmingham 2022 aims to provide a space for unique perspectives on the current and future cultural offer for young people in Birmingham, and have a wide reach and impact with young people across the city, through the distribution of 50,000 magazines from September 2013, and the ongoing digital presence on the Project 2022 blog throughout the Discovery Season from September-December 2013.
Workshops in journalism & magazine production plus trend forecasting and hosted focus groups with members of the visual arts, theatre, music, performance, literature, photography, fashion and design communities will make Birmingham 2022 both a digital social media project and editorial training ground for young creatives wishing to engage with Birmingham’s diverse cultural offer.
Birmingham 2022 is devised and delivered by Amy Martin & Ideas Vendor with Kerry O’Coy from Fused Magazine and in partnership with IdeasTap, mac, The Library of Birmingham, Capsule and funded by Arts Council England.