BLK + GRN is a cross-cultural movement operating at the intersection of the arts and the environment.
BLK+GRN has been designed to galvanise women aged 18 to 30 from the Black and Asian Minority Ethnic communities across the West Midlands region.
At it's heart, the movement is about women reclaiming local green spaces, creating pathways for change and raising awareness and collective consciousness about the local and global climate crisis.
BLK+GRN engenders women from diverse backgrounds in the position of becoming critical and reflective thinkers and doers.
BLK + GRN will be delivered through our WOMANISH development arm.
BLK+GRN will equip participants with skills, opportunities, fresh insights and perspectives on green issues and facilitate creative stimuli to artistically and emotionally respond to the local Climate Emergency declared by Birmingham City Council in 2019 and of course the ever-pressing global climate crisis we face collectively.
Meet Our Partners
BLK + GRN is supported by Birmingham City Council through investment from the Culture On Your Door Step Fund.
Climate Museum UK is a mobile and digital museum creatively stirring and collecting responses to the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
The Dolphin Womens Centre' Norton Hall, at Ward End Park on a lease from Birmingham City Council, is a cross-cultural centre offering women in Washwood Heath a range of learning, employment and wellbeing activities.
BLK+ GRN will be delivered in partnership with Climate Museum UK & The Dolphin Women's Centre in a virtual camp across June.
On Thursday 1st of July 2021 we will be hosting a Green Garden takeover day in Washwood Heath Park, planting, painting and reimagining a greener Birmingham.
Our Virtual Gallery Exhibition made up of original artworks created by our participants for BLK+ GRN will be live to the public from Monday 5th July 2021 to Saturday 31st July 2021.
Find out more & How to get involved