Creative Black Country

Creative Black Country (CBC) is  a National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England through the Creative People and Places (CPP) programme to engage audiences in areas where evidence shows people are less likely to take part in publicly funded arts and culture.

CBC works with  communities in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton to explore and develop new creative projects with local people in the places where they live.

The CBC staff have a huge combined wealth of experience and knowledge in arts delivery, particularly co-design, co-creation, and asset-based approaches to community engaged practice.

The team regularly work alongside experienced creatives and specialists from across the Black Country and the wider Midlands region to deliver CBC's work.

CBC has been working with local communities in the Black Country area since 2014 and has a strong network of strategic partners in the public, private, and voluntary sectors, including a huge number of community groups, arts organisations, artists and creatives across the region.

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