Calling all creative practitioners and organisations - “Conversation Culture” forum next month


“Conversation Culture” forum: Thursday 9 December, 5 – 7pm, The Core, Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3RG.

Arts and culture play a vital role in making Solihull a prosperous, healthy and attractive place to live in, bringing people together they also provide a sense of vitality and belonging

Solihull council and local stakeholders play a central role in shaping the cultural landscape for residents and providing opportunities for them to engage in a broad range of cultural experiences.

The council would like to do more to strengthen the cultural infrastructure in Solihull and is keen to develop an ongoing dialogue with local practitioners and organisations. It is therefore issuing an open invitation to a first ‘Conversation Culture’ forum as a space to discuss the opportunities and challenges as we move out of the pandemic.

The Conversation Culture forum is an opportunity to engage in a rich conversation about the cultural offering in the borough, share ideas on what is working well and explore how we can all play a part in shaping future opportunities. Whether you are a cultural and creative practitioner, freelancer, organisation or cultural venue we would like to hear from you.

Deputy Leader for Solihull Council, Cllr Karen Grinsell, said: “Next summer Birmingham and the wider region will host the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. In the lead up to this, we’re holding a cultural programme of events in Solihull and there will also be a six-month festival spotlighting creativity in the West Midlands.

“With so much cultural activity in the region after such a challenging period, it is really important that we create opportunities for all interested parties to share ideas and help shape our future. I would really urge anyone who is involved in the arts and culture – as creators, organisations and venues – to sign up for the forum and join in the conversation.”

During the evening there will be an opportunity to:

  • Hear the results of a cultural audit of Solihull, carried out by Sampad.
  • Learn about the council’s cultural programming over the next year, particularly in relation to the Commonwealth Games.
  • Discuss what works well and what could be improved on in the cultural sphere in Solihull and explore how the council can support you.
  • Find out about a new funding pot for 2022 that will support new cultural initiatives in Solihull.
  • Catch up over light refreshments.

Please register for the “Conversation Culture” forum at - Conversation Culture Tickets, Thu 9 Dec 2021 at 17:00 | Eventbrite

For further details please contact Kate Bunting - Strategic Lead for Culture on or call 0121 704 6958