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Transforming Narrative supports over 500 artists, creative practitioners of Bangladesh, 2 other countries

Transforming Narrative supports over 500 artists, creative practitioners of Bangladesh, 2 other countries

Transforming Narratives has supported and connected over 500 artists and creative practitioners from Birmingham, Pakistan, and Bangladesh over the past four years. It has commissioned new art, forged new connections, fostering professional development, and supported cultural organisations.

Established in 2018, Transforming Narratives was managed by Culture Central, and supported by Arts Council England and the British Council. It was delivered in association with The British Council and 10 Birmingham-based partners.

In addition, transforming Narratives have created a new digital Timeline feature, which tells the story of Transforming Narratives, whilst a new short film, produced by Amrit Singh, features the work and voices of artists who the programme has supported.

Project Director of Transforming Narratives Sophina Jagot said, “It’s been a real moment of reflection, putting together the short film and timeline of Transforming Narratives, we have been able to think about how Transforming Narratives has supported new work, challenged the norm and created genuine cultural exchanges across Birmingham, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.”

Transforming Narratives commissioned new art and forged new connections bringing artists, curators, and organisations together to promote new ways of thinking and working. Artists were supported to develop new work in an artist-led, trust-based approach. Research and development visits brought artists to Birmingham, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

To watch, listen to the words of the artists involved, and find out more about the four-year programme, anyone can visit their website www.transformingnarratives.com or follow Transforming Narratives on social media.