Artists and Community Groups needed!

‘Cultures in Common’ aims to celebrate the many cultures, identities and stories of the people living around or visiting Edgbaston Reservoir.

The project focuses on Edgbaston Reservoir with workshop venues and groups located in surrounding neighbourhoods. Many participants will have their own relationship to the reservoir as a place for exercise, relaxation, recreation, connection to nature, and a social space for families and friends. Each participating group will work with an artist for three half day workshop sessions to co-create something that celebrates the communities of the reservoir’s neighbours and visitors.

On Sunday 17th July 12pm- 4pm there will be a celebration event for the project that will include a sharing of the work created by participants through a procession around the reservoir and exhibitions of work in gazebos in the Playing Field. The focal point of the event, and the start/finish of the procession will be located on the Playing Field adjoining the Reservoir. There will be family activities, food and refreshments available and creations from the project exhibited. You are encouraged to bring a picnic and spend the afternoon enjoying the event with family and friends!

Community Groups: Get in touch!

We are looking for local community groups and collectives of local people to work with an artist co-create something that celebrates the reservoir and the people who live around it and regularly visit.

The groups will need to:

  • Have between 5 and 20 people who are able to commit to participation in 3 half day workshops during May to July 2022 and attend the celebration event on Sunday 17th July;
  • Be based in the local areas around Edgbaston Reservoir in Birmingham, including Ladywood, Winson Green, Balsall Heath, Quinton, Harborne and Edgbaston.
Photograph of creative team, in the woodland area of Edgbaston Reservoir.

How to Sign Up:

Please contact the Curiosity Productions team who are coordinating this project. Email Isaac at hello@curiosityproductions.co.uk:

Find out more about the project!

For more information, download our information document here:

Or download our information document as a pdf:

Artist Brief | Work With Us

We are looking for artists working in any artform to work with local community groups to co-create something that celebrates the reservoir and the people who live around it and regularly visit.  It is possible that we may commission an artist to work with more than one group. Head to our 'Work With Us' page for more information!

Decorational photo, with creative team at the reservoir, on the concrete outside the tower ballroom

‘Cultures in Common’ is closely aligned to the Commonwealth Games Festival (March-Sept 2022) and additionally forms a stop on the No. 11 bus route arts trail, organised by Birmingham Local Arts Forums/No. 11 Arts in June/July 2022.

This project has been initiated by ERCO (Edgbaston Reservoir For All) and Artscoop Central and is produced by Curiosity Productions with support from Bertz Associates.