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About

Transforming Narratives is a project to establish Birmingham as a global centre for contemporary arts from Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The project brings together artists and cultural organisations from across artforms, who are located in Birmingham and cities in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Transforming Narratives allows for new ideas and artistic practices to be shared, leading to the creation of new work that will give previously unheard voices an international platform.

The project has five strands of activity:

  1. Artistic programme
  2. Cultural leadership development 
  3. Community consultation and engagement
  4. Archiving culturally diverse work produced by minority ethnic artists
  5. Critical exchange and dialogue 

Transforming Narratives is managed by Culture Central, and delivered in partnership with The British Council and 11 Birmingham-based cultural partners.

It is supported by Arts Council England and delivered in association with The British Council.

Note: The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed through projects funded by Transforming Narratives belong to the artists and organisations delivering these projects. They do not reflect the opinions or views of Culture Central, Arts Council England or the British Council, and their appearance on the Transforming Narratives website does not reflect any endorsement by these organisations. The topics and themes are chosen and expressed in these works by the artists and associated organisations, and are theirs alone.