Our Arts Programme

We are investing in high quality arts, education and heritage programmes to help enhance the experience of our patients. Your Trust Charity is helping our organisation play a major role in new community regeneration initiatives within our local communities.

Co-design, create and celebrate with us at Midland Met

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the power of bringing different people together to tackle a shared goal.

Our pioneering arts programme will keep that community spirit alive. It will provide opportunities for mutual learning, celebrating our creativity and resilience and co-designing our shared recovery.

Co-design

Our new hospital will share visual art, photography, sculpture, video, sound installations and interdisciplinary projects. All of this will be hosted in our 88ft gallery space in the Winter Garden.

We will develop commissions in consultation with our communities. Through action, research, exhibitions, performances, talks, workshops, festivals, commissions and community projects, our patients, visitors and staff will take centre stage when creating this cultural activity.

The programme will embrace digital technologies, and explore how these can be integrated, where possible and relevant, into experiences across the site and how we can use technology to enable participants to have better cultural and creative experiences within the hospital.

From June – September 2022, we hosted Abundance on site at City Hospital. It was commissioned to celebrate the Birmingham Commonwealth Games; and it celebrated nature in all its glory. Sunflowers, shrubs and plants were spread around in planters made from recycled materials.

The inclusive garden play area was designed for children and adults alike to enjoy a moment of calm amid the hustle and bustle of daily life in Birmingham.

Create

Our opening festival will be celebrated through a full programme of performance, music, comedy and workshops. It will feature a mix of music, performance, arts and creative workshops for patients, staff and visitors to enjoy and take part in.

Celebrate

To celebrate the opening of our new hospital, we are working on a large-scale public art project by Julian Germain with New Art West Midlands, Multi-storey and Grain called Newborns. This year-long β€˜live art project’ will celebrate new lives as they arrive in our new hospital and our communities.

We have several sponsorship and investment opportunities to help develop a nationally significant programme of arts and culture that we co-design, create and celebrate at Midland Metropolitan University Hospital. To find out more, please email midlandmet@nhs.net. Alternatively, please call us on 0121 507 5196.