Past Projects

Here's a pick and mix of some of our past projects that we're mega proud of.

 

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At What Cost?

Six artists explored the impact of Georgian landscape gardener, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s work on black, asian and minority ethnic communities from the past to modern day at Warwick Castle particularly focusing on the transatlantic slave trade.

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Art For Change

Art for Change aims to collect enough monetary donations in order to offer refugee artists in Calais the means to create work based on their experiences.
After all documentation is a means for us to capture our most human experiences and in so doing share our humanity. 

BACE

BACE is a weekly creative development programme for young people aged 13-21 to explore creativity through training followed by an original community showcase. Developing critical life and employability skills through our C.R.E.A.T.E. values system.

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Bellows Collective

Birmingham's first poetry and spoken word collective, led by Bohdan Piasecki and Amerah Saleh, is a year long artist development programme for young spoken word artists and poets in Birmingham.

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BMAG Residency

We worked with Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery over the summer to populate the Gas Hall with young people. We delivered four events from Dinner with Strangers, Poets Under The Stars, Poetry and Paint and Nexus. 

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Equinox: Mixed Media Festival

Equinox was a pioneering mixed media festival, engaging and empowering young people to connect with film, photography and design through outreach workshops and screenings in their local community. Ending in a showcase awards evening in Birmingham City Centre.

House of Sound

We bought a brand new music night collecting the very best of the UK's national and emerging talent alongside open mic slots at The Rainbow in Digbeth. Working with a young host and producer throughout the series.

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Make Your Mark

Over the last few years we have worked with Aston University and The European Commission to engage with young people on General Elections and most recently their opinions on EU Referendum.

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Millennium Point

We worked with Millennium Point over the summer to re-engage young people with Millennium Point as a space young people can engage with and use and to bring artists into Millennium Point through art, tech and creativity.

 

 

 

NEXUS

A cross art form, collaborative event where young people from across art forms are invited to stretch their practice in a rapid devising process. Artists are paired up in secret and have one hour to create work on the night of the performance.

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Routes2Roots

Routes2Roots was a multimedia campaign questioning what heritage, culture and identity means to young people in Birmingham. Routes2Roots supported young people, heritage organisations and youth groups to apply for £10,000-£50,000 to explore heritage with HLF.

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Sharing Our Journeys

A family friendly event for Midlands people who want to share and listen to stories of how racism, hate crime and other forms of discrimination has affected them and their families/friends in poetry, personal stories, readings, video, pictures, drama/short performances.

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Sunbeat Festival

Beatfreeks Producers Group produced a FREE summer celebration of creativity for all the family, in partnership with Impact Hub Birmingham.

The Social Exchange

The Social Exchange is an explosive and immersive festival in collaboration with mac birmingham. A creative marketplace to share and celebrate youth culture and social action across the country. The one day festival is packed with masterclasses, performances, talks and surgeries as well as over 50 stallholders.

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Summer Academies

Summer Academies is a weeklong creative development programme for young people aged 14-25. The week is aimed at supporting young people to develop their skills and confidence in something there are passionate in.

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Train The Trainer

Two different one day intensive courses guiding you through the basics in creative facilitation in different settings, how to find work with Beatfreeks and opt-in specialist sessions with experts - from managing your finances to creative evaluation techniques.

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The RSC

We have worked with The RSC on their productions of Wendy & Peter Pan, Othello and Hamlet to provide young people low cost tickets and deals!

 

Unity Jams

In 3 cities, over 48 hours, young people will be guided through a creative but strategic design-led process: learning new things, improving skills, bouncing ideas off one another to co-creator with their peers.  

 

 

 

 

 

Verbalise

Verbalise was a city wide development programme for emerging young artists to develop their skills in spoken word, poetry, rap and storytelling including a campaign to promote and celebrate the talent in the city through prolific performances and pervasive sharing of work in public spaces.

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Words First

Words First was a partnership between BBC Radio 1Xtra and the Roundhouse supported by Arts Council England. Beatfreeks and Birmingham Repertory Theatre were the Birmingham partners working with local poets, rappers and spoken word artists to hone their craft with a live performance at the end of the week

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Some of them will be coming back though, so keep an eye out on our Live Opportunities page for more.