Friday 7 June, Grand Union, 5–7pm

Artist Roundtable – Residencies

Grand Union, Unit 19 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RT


For June’s Digbeth First Friday, MAIA are launching a series of roundtables to explore the infrastructure that supports current and future creative practice.

The first session is to explore artist residency and development provision in the West Midlands, hosted at Grand Union. Where are the existing opportunities for development, learning, funding, etc? What are residencies for? How do they facilitate exchange and dialogue? Where have we seen best practice? How might we reimagine residencies? What are our utopian versions?

MAIA are currently developing plans and designing the programme for Birmingham’s first artist-led hotel and cultural hub. Join us in mapping out the current opportunities and designing for the future.