Eastside Projects Makes Art Public
We aim to:
SUSTAIN – Continuously develop a resilient, thoughtful artist-led multiverse supported by responsive, adaptable structures and networks.
COLLABORATE – Work alongside others to create, support, commission, and share artworks, ideas and practices that demonstrate the many ways that artists are useful to society.
BE OPEN – Be attentive, incidental, listen, take note, reflect & respond.
EMBED – Be the dreamers and doers, collaborators and supporters, guests and hosts, working alongside communities to imagine and co-evolve our civic infrastructure.
Eastside Projects is an artist-run multiverse based in a free public gallery in Digbeth. We say multiverse because ‘organisation’ or ‘space’ are not enough. We mean that we imagine Eastside Projects as a process, as a place where multiple narratives and experiences coexist, where we make visible an evolving set of possible realities beyond the observable one in which we currently live.
We commission artists, make art, think-in-public, curate exhibitions, programme events, work alongside communities, build relationships, create production facilities, support artists, produce public art projects, generate and apply research, develop talent, train artist-curators, and imagine new realities.
Eastside Projects is an evolving process. We believe in working alongside others towards change and do so to support Birmingham. Our programming aims to build active communities of interest who contribute and co-produce, rather than simply consume culture. Since 2007 we have brought world-class art to our city, now we want to build a constellation of collaborators who, with us, will explore and expand the role of the artist in public life & support our city and its citizens.
Together we make art.
Eastside Projects has been an artist-run space, a Not for Profit Company Limited by Guarantee Reg: 6402007, and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, in partnership with Birmingham City University since 2008.
Eastside Projects has been generously supported by, or developed projects in partnership with:
Birmingham International Dance Festival
David Kohn Architects
Henry Moore Foundation
New Art Exchange
Everard Read London
Home of Metal
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Korean Cultural Centre UK
West Midlands Trains
Birmingham Big Art Foundation
Cherwell District Council
Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
William A.Cadbury Charitable Trust
European Cultural Foundation
McLeman Forklift Services Ltd
Sturge Industries Ltd.
Birmingham Chinese Society
The Elephant Trust
Diversity Art Forum
Future Jobs Fund
Business Link West Midlands