A multidisciplinary festival of activist art making Birmingham its stage. We’re taking art out of its comfort zone. Come and witness activist artists making a difference where you least expect them.


For art to have a real impact, it needs to be bold. Festival of Audacity embraces young artists who make brave choices about what they choose to say, how they say it, where they say it, and who they address. We want to make space for young creators to take risks and for people to experience new art in unexpected places. By opening the city up, this Festival makes Birmingham its stage.




Each year, we send out an open call for submissions, and choose a varied, exciting, risky programme of socially engaged art.

The Festival is also a chance for us to present some of Free Radical’s programmes. We will be weaving in great conversations and co-curation with projects such as HEADSPVCE and BLAB.

Supporting Free Radical in delivering the Festival are our two training programmes which support 16-30 year olds. Our Southside Producers help deliver and organise the Festival. Our BAIT (Birmingham Artivists in Training) cohort devise and lead the art tour for artists, by artists.