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showcasing the next  generation of talent!

#HomeGrown31 is where young and aspiring talent (12-30yrs) from across the Black Country & Birmingham to come together to be creative, develop new skills to lead on their own initiatives!

#HomeGrown31 is a catalyst for  supporting the futures of young people from all backgrounds, helping them to feel creatively and socially empowered!

Our home is always open! We are all one #HomeGrown31 family!

The door is open!

We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to keep updated on all things HomeGrown31, including activities, opportunities and events, you can sign-up to our HomeGrown31 Mailing List here.

Annoucnement: £20,000

HG31 Commission 2022 #VOICES

Commission: HomeGrown31 is seeking proposals from West Midlands based artists/creatives aged 18 – 35 to create innovative socially engaged or issue driven art.

Commissions £500.00 – £2000.00 (April 2022- August 2022)

Deadline for enquiries (including for access support): Friday 18th March 2022
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 25th March 2022 @ 10am

The commissions should be creative responses to the themes utilising at least one of the main art

forms:

● Music (Instrumental)

● Visual Art (Painting/Sculpture/ Plastic/Decorative/Design/Textiles/Fashion)

● Literature (Storytelling)

● Theatre/Theatre Making

Please note we are strategically prioritising the above arts forms. 

 

Multi/combined arts projects will be considered by including the following arts forms eg Music, Spoken Word, Dance, Photography/Film but need to ensure the above priority art forms are at least 60% of the focus.

HomeGrown31 will be distributing a commissioning pot of up to £20,000.00 in the following four categories:

Step Up Commission (to evolve creative ideas from brand new artists*): £500.00+ bespoke CPD

Show It (site-specific response about the Black Country): £500.00 –  £1,000.00

Speak Out Commission (to discuss current social, cultural or political affairs ): £500.00 – £1,000.00

Stand Together Commission (Community Commissions to accelerate creative ideas or bring something to life with a named community/group of interest): £1,000.00 – £2,000.00

Please see supporting guidance and link to apply. Good Luck!

MEET THE 2021 ARTISTS and creatives

Check out the work they undertook! 

Casey Bailey

Check out the full Album EP on https://ditto.fm/pain-poetry-casey-bailey 

Odriscoll Collective

Jae Tallawah

Check out the full Album EP on  https://soundcloud.com/jaetallawah/albums

Linden dance

Tom N Rob

Jaskirt Boora

See a sample of the zine produced below. To purchase a full 58-page copy please visit https://www.jaskirtboora.com/aurat-ki-himmat

Meet the artists and collectives

Tom N Rob

Linden dance

odriscoll collective

Adaya & Laura

Jae Tallawah

Jaskirt Boora

Casey Bailey

showcasing the next generation of talent!

My bro

OPEN DOOR

THE LOFT 2

THE LOFT 1

ON YOUR DOORSTEP

THE ARCHITECTS

The FOUNDATION

THE FUSE

CHANGEMAKERS

THE PLUG

4728

Participants (Direct)

17325

Hours of HG31 delivery

476

Qualifications (Level 1-2)

530

Events & Workshops

29

Partners & Collaborators

SPOTLIGHT

DELIVERING MUSIC MAKING THROUGH A PANDEMIC

Our music  development programme that has truly prevailed during the COVID 19 Pandemic. With over 15 aspiring young artists on board, this project took a drastic turn into the digital world during lockdown via programmes/websites such as Zoom, Charanga VIP Studios & more. Although it took much away from the practical elements of the original schedule of programming new findings, tools and resources were discovered and utilised to later strengthen the level of competency when returning to COVID Safe content creating activities. The Programme has seen amazing transformations in participant’s appreciation for music and really supported their personal development and confidence. Participants have each created 3-6-track Extended play Projects (E.P’s) of original content, developed an electronic Press Kits & Photography portfolio (EPK). 80% of participants took part in an online performance showcase and interview via the HG31 Instagram live on social media. Led by Artist / Producer Alex ‘Pressure0121’ Williams, DJ / Producer Jamaine ‘Origin8’ Brown Producer/Sound engineer Mark ‘Emvee’ James.

“I was very shy in school before I started writing and my music, now I feel more confident in myself now and people really like my music too”

We will be launching all the musical content and videos produced across our social media channels across the coming months!

are You Ready!

Check out our #HomeGrown31 family

A showcase of some of the creatives, artists, changemakers and advocates of #HomeGrown31 

Live Sessions 2021 (Series 1)

Showcasing some of the most promising emerging talent from across the West Midlands.

Powered by our Associate Creative Producer Nikki Marrie 

Get ready! We will be recruiting and launching series 2 very soon. For more information email hello@homegrown31.com or drop us a DM via Instagram (@homegrown31) or Twitter (@homegrown31_)

The plug - R'N'B

The plug - RAP

The plug - indie

MEET THE ARTISTS

Gambimi
Pheleba
John Bernard
Naomi
Landel
Gabby K
Tarju Le'Sano
reapz
Lani
Sheddy Maria
Carris Auburn

!EXCLUSIVE!

Check out our Issue 2 of On Your Doorstep Mag!

Celebrating the work of our creatives who have been involved in our poetry and creative writing sessions over the past few months!!

Review our previous issues of OYD Mag!

Shelf Wood

United through Co-Creation

Made In the Midlands sees a network and community of like minded organisations from across the midlands come together to change the region through the power of co-creation.

This progressive change making community provides a space to share best practice and listen and learn from each other to develop and strengthen collaborative approaches to co-creation for future work.

The network hosted a collection of special guest speakers, motivators and activists, each of whom focused on a particular theme and methodologies of co-creation in different sectors. These included:

Health and social change

Children and young people

Arts and culture

Built environment and Architecture

The sessions were fun, insightful, and inspiring and enabled the network to better understand the power of co-creation across multiple sectors and establish a more diverse and rich conversation to identify the needs and similarities of organisations. 

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Due to COVID-19 we are going more digital than EVER with all our #HomeGrown31 programmes. We have launched a new interactive mobile app that you can download to phone and still be connected to the rest of the #HomeGrown31 family. Email or Text “JOIN”  hello@homegrown31.com/07520660555 to get exclusive access to the #HG31 app!

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