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, 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. From 2023, we launch a three year programme to support early career Black artists who want to explore live coding and digital creative practices:  (Algo | Afro ) Futures.


To help keep our visitors and artistic community safe, we assess the actions we can take to limit the spread of COVID-19 on a quarterly basis. Vivid Projects remains open with safety precautions in operation.

  • There are hand sanitisation stations at our doorway and we continue to provide masks for anyone who requires one.
  • Bookings can be made in advance for those who would prefer to visit in a reserved time slot.

Our programme will also continue online in order to reach audiences for whom the venue is not accessible, for those who are disabled,  clinically vulnerable and for those who are unable to travel.

Please contact us in advance if you need help accessing the gallery, or to find other ways to see our work.

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

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


Yasmeen Baig-Clifford  Director

Cathy Wade  Artist Facilitator, Black Hole Club 

Keara Stevens, Communications Assistant

Associates 2023/26

Antonio Roberts (Algo | Afro) Futures



Rosa Francesca, Charlotte Holmes, Emily Mulenga, George Saxon, Linda Spurdle



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


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