Thank you to everyone that attended The Social Exchange 2016 on Saturday 16th April!

We'll be back with news on 2017 soon!


3 - 6pm. Main Theatre, mac birmingham, Free.

Join us for a series of masterclasses, talks and stalls to access information, connections and opportunities. SUMMIT will take place in the main theatre housing 50+ stalls from independent businesses through to nationally renowned and local organisations offering opportunities in creativity and change. Meet industry experts and representatives from some of the region's top creative and cultural organisations to find out more about their offering to budding social entrepreneurs and creative young people.

Look out for speakers, interventions and networking opportunities to get you motivated, connected and stacked up with opportunities.


6 - 7pm. Foyle Studio, mac birmingham, Free.

Come and dine with like-minded creatives and share your ideas at FEAST. We'll share food, stories and ideas in an informal setting. FEAST is limited to only 100 place or til the soup runs dry…



7 - 9pm. Main Theatre, mac birmingham, £3.

The Social Exchange presents LIVE!  A multidisciplinary collision of creativity and culture. Join us for a selection of performances - ranging from dance, to music, to spoken word - re-define ways in which creativity can be used to question, provoke and inspire. You might catch a glimpse of some live visuals, too. Purchase a ticket online or pay on the door.


To get involved with the festival as either a young person or an organisation, please contact nextgen@macbirmingham.co.uk. Tweet us #PartToPlay @beatfreeks @mac_birminghamStay in the loop at macbirmingham.co.uk/thesocialexchange.