NPO Announcement

We’re absolutely thrilled to be a new, Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation from 2018 – 2022!

This is a major turning point for BOM – a new organisation developing radical practice at the intersection of art, technology and science.  It reflects a long-term commitment to our partners Arts Council England, British Council, University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council with whom we are working to develop ambitious international programmes and build a new model of alternative education for Birmingham with excluded young people and children with special educational needs.

We’re excited to be developing major new programmes around Afrofuturism and gender, imagining new creative technologies and working with incredible artists such as United Visual Artists, Rachel Maclean and Gwenno Saunders. We’ll also be developing ambitious partnerships with James Brindley Schools and Baskerville SEN school, with whom we’ve been working with over the last two years to test new STEAM-based approaches to learning.

Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England states:

“By merging art with science and digital technology, BOM is a unique gallery space supporting new work, shared ideas and opportunities for artists to develop. We’re delighted to be welcoming BOM into the portfolio for the next four years and look forward to seeing them continue to develop art across education, health and society.” 

This new investment will enable us to properly capture our long-term impact and support Arts Council’s mission to investigate the transformational value of the arts.

Karen Newman, Founder / Director, BOM