Join Culture Central

Be part of Birmingham's collective voice for Arts and Culture

Steve Ball was appointed as Director of Culture Central in April 2019, and following extensive consultation, a new, inclusive and relevant vision has been developed for Culture Central. 

We warmly invite organisations and individual artists alike to be a vital part of this revitalised collective voice, by joining us as a member, or renewing your existing membership.

Membership forms can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 

The Culture Central Vision

Culture Central is a leader and collective voice for arts, culture and heritage in the city region. 

Our vision is to build on the area’s diversity, its burgeoning cultural activities and world class reputation, through catalysing partnerships, using our shared resources as a driving force in growing the importance of culture to the economy, and the many benefits this brings to the continued regeneration of the whole area.

Together we strive to maximise the creative, social and economic potential of the sector by developing strategic and creative initiatives and sharing practice and resources.

Benefits of Membership

We truly are stronger together, and all individual artists and arts/cultural organisations in Birmingham and the city region are invited to join us, either for the first time or by renewing an existing membership.

The benefits of Culture Central membership include the opportunity to: 

  • Have your views represented to decision makers, funders and politicians

  • Make suggestions about our work and strategic direction

  • Help shape and get involved in projects 

  • Vote at the AGM

  • Be eligible to stand as a board member of Culture Central

  • Attend networking  events

  • Enjoy free places on training courses.

  • Members will also receive a free listing in the Culture Central  Members’ Directory, use of Culture Central branding on your communications, and the chance to advertise job vacancies on the Culture Central website and regular e-newsletters.

Costs Of Membership

Annual membership fees are based on the annual turnover of your organisation: 

  • Individual artists operating as sole traders | £25+vat
  • Turnover less than £100,000 | £99+vat
  • Turnover £101,000 to £250,000 | £295+vat
  • Turnover £251,000 to £500,000 | £495+vat
  • Turnover £501,000 to £1m | £950+vat
  • Turnover £1m to £5m | £2500+vat
  • Turnover £5m to £10m | £5000+vat
  • Turnover £10m to £20m | £8000+vat
  • Turnover £20m+ | £10,000+vat

We hope that you will join us today and start enjoying all of the benefits that this new revitalised Culture Central will bring to members. To join, simply download, complete and return the appropriate application form below. We look forward to working with you.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss membership any further, please drop us a line at

Download Culture Central Membership Forms:

Organisation Application Form (Word)

Organisation Application Form (PDF)

Individual Application Form (Word)

Individual Application Form (PDF)

Please complete and return to: 

Culture Central, 75 Harborne Rd, Birmingham B15 3DH or by email to Upon acceptance of your application we will issue an invoice for your membership fees.

Photograph by Verity Milligan: Birmingham Weekender 2017.