Birmingham City Council's Arts Team

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Responsible for the Skills & Commission Ready programme.

Birmingham City Council’s Creative Development Team co-ordinates The Last Mile partnership in Birmingham.  The team was established to develop the Creative Industries as a route to employment in Birmingham.

Its key objectives are: -

  • To create a sustainable base of creative companies through a business development programme which encompasses business assistance, incubation development, and support for feasibility work
  • To develop the access routes to employment, and the retention of creative talent
  • To grow and sustain creative businesses by capitalising on new markets and encouraging collaboration between Creatives and other industry sectors
  • To increase private sector investment in the City by promoting Birmingham regionally and nationally
  • To support the development of cultural quarters in Eastside, the Jewellery Quarter and the City Centre
  • To improve the profile and standing of Birmingham as a Creative City.