About

Vivid Projects is a non-profit company supporting media arts practice. Founded in 2012 and based in Birmingham, we encourage innovation, risk and experimentation in artistic practice. We are committed to a diversity of practice and encourage historic and contemporary engagement with cultural and sub-cultural histories. Our work is made public through an ambitious programme of events and exhibitions on and off-site, created in collaboration with artists, producers, thinkers and researchers.

This core focus informs everything we do and is embedded in our rationale, history, management, curation programme ethos and content. In 2014, this was the impetus for the development and commitment to the core creative development programme, Black Hole Club, created to support artists who did not fit narrow art form spaces within the regional creative community. Originated by Yasmeen Baig-Clifford and curated by one of the inaugural members, Antonio Roberts, 2015-19, and now Cathy Wade, the programme provides access, mentoring and a public platform, driven by sharing culture and collaboration. Alongside this runs Vivid Live,  a platform for new producers supporting specialist live practices with artists who make work that resonates with issues that are at the forefront in the current social/political landscape. The project is currently curated by Associate Alex Billingham, a genderqueer artist/curator based in the West Midlands. Alongside this, we have the long term Birmingham Media Archive Project, exploring the tape and print archives of 1980s trade union and media resource centres and collaborations between the labour movement and emerging community filmmakers, photographers, designers, academics and publishers.

Following the latest advice on the actions we can take to limit the spread of COVID-19, Vivid Projects has made the decision to provide limited access to our space when possible, and make our public programmes accessible for engagement online. Our priority is the health and safety of our staff, visitors, artists and colleagues.

Please keep an eye on social media with regards to local lockdown restrictions.

 VISITING 

Birmingham is currently in Tier 3 and we therefore cannot host public events.

Please read the following guidelines which describe what you can expect when visiting as and when government restrictions are eased.

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We’ll continue to review and manage any risks and to respond to any changes in Government guidance,

Unfortunately we do not currently have a working lift. Please contact us in advance if you need help accessing the gallery, or to find other ways to see our work.

 

Throughout 2020/21 we will monitor progress to ensure our work continues to be fully reflective of our city.

Vivid Projects works with private and public sector partners to develop activities and raise funds to support future work. Supporters to date include Arts Council England, Henry Moore Foundation, Paul Mellon Centre for British Arts, mac, Wellcome Trust, Birmingham City Council, AHRC – British Music Project, Birmingham Heritage Week, Birmingham Museums Trust and Collecting Birmingham, The Estate of Donald Rodney, The Estate of Rose Finn-Kelcey Art & Science Festival at University of Birmingham, Public Engagement at University of Birmingham, Birmingham Centre for Cultural and Media Research at Birmingham City University and BFI.

Vivid Projects is a not for profit company limited by guarantee no. 8116990.

Vivid Projects, Ladies and Gentlemen, How Long Will They Last?, 2013

Team

Yasmeen Baig-Clifford, Director

Vicky Roden, Programme Coordinator

Cathy Wade, Black Hole Club Producer 

 

Associates

Alex Billingham, Vivid Live 

Ian Sergeant, Project Associate

 

Board

Charlotte Holmes, Laura Milner, Lara Ratnaraja, Ian Sergeant

 

Design

Vivid Projects Identity & Print: Keith Dodds
Website: An Endless Supply

 

Vivid Projects is supported by