OVAL (Our Voice In Arts and Literature)

Purbanat has been awarded commissioned work from Birmingham City Council to develop and lead an arts consortium of grass root level art groups, from diverse backgrounds in Birmingham called OVAL (Our Voice in Arts and Literature).

This creates opportunities to work with professional artists, paid shadow artists and volunteers. This allows artists to enhance their skills, promote diverse art activities and showcase them.

Oval brings resource personnel, expertise and inspiring role model artists to our consortium to develop our capacity as artists, arts leaders, and organisations.

Oval allows us to evaluate our activities in a reflective environment during a weekend residential and plan for sustainable development beyond the project life span.

The commissioned activity will contribute to the Cultural Diversity Arts Activity Commissioning outputs and outcomes;

  • More arts leadership development opportunities, particularly for those living in culturally diverse areas of the city

  • More creative and cultural businesses, organisations and groups

  • More arts leaders and producers with the necessary skills, networks and knowledge to support further culture sector development and lead cultural activity

  • The profile of arts leaders and producers to better reflect our city’s diverse population

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