Birmingham Street Art Festival 2014

When: Saturday 6th September 2014
Where: Digbeth
Tickets: Free

Street Art Birmingham are running a Kickstarter campaign to fund an exciting new street art festival, which aims to transform Digbeth into the West Midlands’ largest outdoor art gallery!

A partnership of over 20 organisations including The Bench 504, GraffitiArtist.com, The Custard Factory, Boxxed, and PST, the festival will see over 80 artists creating murals accompanied by live dance performances and four stages of music!

In the time between now and September, Street Art Birmingham will be engaging in outreach work with three schools in economically-challenged areas, providing 360 pupils (aged 11-16) with the opportunity to participate in the arts and learn new skills such as break dancing, music production or joining a young people’s press gang.

It is hoped that the festival will support the regeneration of Digbeth by improving the appearance of the area through the use of street art; there is certainly the opportunity for increased foot flow with art tourism, which can only benefit Digbeth.

As the event will be free to attend, the organisers are completely reliant on funding. The first £1,500 raised will be used towards the hire of equipment, and any additional funding will be spent on spray paint and youth participation activities.

Since Kickstarter runs on an ‘all or nothing’ basis, we know that Street Art Birmingham have set the lowest target possible to get their idea off the ground. Although they have met their initial £,1500 target which is fantastic news, it will cost a lot more than that to put on an event of this kind! Any donation you can make to the event, however big or small, will truly be appreciated by the organisers, and will certainly help put Digbeth on the map!

To learn more, please visit the Kickstarter page here.

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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