A month-long roadshow of workshops and sessions to get artists of all ages being creative and talking about the future of the arts is coming to Sandwell.
‘mARTch’ – art in March – will give artists, dancers, photographers, poets and writers the chance to tell the council what more can be done to help them.
They will also be able to add their own creativity to a piece of community art, which will go on display later this year.
Family-friendly workshops and consultation events are planned for all six towns throughout March.
Councillor Richard Marshall, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for leisure, said: “mARTch is a great opportunity for local artists – whatever their talent – to get involved in shaping the future of arts in Sandwell.
“We want to know what more we can do as a council to help creative people and groups.
“As well as giving their views, artists can help us create a really special piece of community art, building on the success of the Ceramic Garden project last year.
“I would encourage all local artists – and anyone who’s interested in getting creative – to join one of our upcoming, family-friendly workshops.”
During the workshops, artists can decorate a white tile (6×6 inches) which will be mounted alongside other tiles from their town.
They’ll also have chance to glaze a ceramic flower for the Ceramic Garden, which is going on display at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Malvern Show in May.
Events announced so far:
• Saturday 18 March, 10am-4pm, Oak House Museum, West Bromwich (workshop runs 11am-3pm)
• Sunday 19 March, 10am-4pm, Haden Hill House, Cradley Heath (workshop runs 11am-3pm)
• Wednesday 22 March, 4pm-8pm, Coneygre Youth Arts Centre, Tipton (workshop runs 4.30pm-7.30pm)
• Thursday 23 March, 10am-4pm, Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery (workshop runs 11am-3pm)
• Saturday 25 March, 10am-4pm, Oldbury Library (workshop runs 11am-3pm)
More venues will be confirmed soon.
For more information, contact Alex Howell the Arts and Projects Officer by email firstname.lastname@example.org by phone on 07827 305 784.