Eastside Projects Makes Art Public
We aim to:
SURVIVE – Develop a resilient, thoughtful multiverse supported by responsive, adaptable structures and networks.
SUPPORT – Work alongside others to create, commission, and share artworks and practices that demonstrate the many ways that artists are useful to society.
BE ATTENTIVE – Listen, take note, reflect and respond.
CENTRE THE ARTIST – Reimagine what an artist-led space can be, and become it.
MAKE CIVIC SPACE – Put artists’ practice at the centre of the life of the city
Eastside Projects is an artist run multiverse, commissioning, producing and presenting experimental art practices and demonstrating ways in which art may be useful as part of society. Eastside Projects provides vital infrastructure, supports best practice and works to expand the role of the artist run space.
Alongside imagining, testing and modelling a free public gallery, we commission artists, make art, curate exhibitions, programme events, work alongside communities, create production facilities, produce public art projects, generate and apply research, develop talent, train future art leaders and create structures to support artists to make art public.
Eastside Projects is an evolving process. We believe in working collaboratively towards change and do so to support the cultural growth of Birmingham. Our programming aims to build active communities of interest who contribute and co-produce, rather than simply consume culture. Since 2008 we have brought world-class art to our city, now we want to build a constellation of practitioners who, with us, will explore and expand the role of the artist in public life and support our city and its citizens.
We do not make art for the public, we are the public that makes art.
Eastside Projects is an artist-run space as public gallery, a Not for Profit Company Limited by Guarantee Reg: 6402007 and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, in partnership with Birmingham City University. Established in 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