Culture Central members are:

Our initial Board of Directors is drawn from the leaders of the founding organisations, and our initial Chair is Dorothy Wilson.

  • Fiona Allan: Birmingham Hippodrome

  • Ellen McAdam: Birmingham Museums Trust

  • Stephen Maddock: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

  • Stuart Rogers: Birmingham Repertory Theatre

  • Anna Williams: Birmingham Royal Ballet

  • Clayton Shaw: Sampad

We are delighted to have a reciprocal membership arrangement with the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.

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We are seeking new Board Directors to further establish Culture Central as the region’s key development agency for culture.


Culture Central is now a year old. In line with our plans we have now fully opened our membership to all cultural organisations. This is your opportunity to be part of a new approach to cultural leadership and development in the UK’s most exciting region.

As an industry led body we will be implementing our new Board governance structure in early 2018 and in order to be part of it we invite you to become a Culture Central member by the new year. As a Member you will play a key role in the development of the organisation, the potential to be involved in our growing project portfolio and have the opportunity to form part of the organisation’s governance and future operating model.

As a Member of Culture Central you can:

  • nominate another CC Member to stand for election to the Board of Directors

  • stand for election yourself to be on the Board of Directors

  • vote in the election for Board membership

  • apply for an exclusive Culture Central BOPA license

  • and, of course, fully participate in our growing leadership and project portfolio

Our achievements include:

  • Over the past year Culture Central has organised and led the Weekender Festival involving hundreds of events, dozens of arts organisations, international residencies and showcasing the sector to over 175000 people.

  • Secured the £5million investment in Dance Hub Birmingham

  • Led the Cultural Investment Enquiry work- an ongoing project leading new ways of working and thinking about future business models for the sector involving the Chamber of Commerce, the sector, Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council

  • Led the cultural festival element as part of the successful Commonwealth Games team

  • Worked on an increasing number of significant strategic and development initiatives with major public and private sector partners.

  • We believe that being ‘industry led’ and ‘innovating through collaboration’ is vital for the development of the sector.


Our Membership fees are based on turnover and range from £99- £10,000. Please contact and join us in October to be part of the next phase of our development.