Longhouse was dedicated to the professional development of artists working in the public realm. It provided knowledge, support and funding to artists by offering a range of professional development opportunities; these included seminars, forums, site-specific learning, case studies and action research projects as well as online resources.
Beyond Bricks was an exciting programme of creative participatory projects that took place in the Urban Living Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder area (which includes areas of Birmingham and Sandwell). The programme was initiated by Urban Living and Arts Council England, West Midlands in 2008 and was managed by Multistory.
This project brought international best selling children’s author, Allan Ahlberg, back to the Black Country school he went to as a child in the 1950s, and the school where he did his teacher training in the 1970s (Rood End and Bleak House respectively).
Digital Storytelling enables people to share, record and preserve their personal stories by creating short films using basic and easy to use digital technology.
Forging Links – New Ways of Collecting celebrated the heritage of the metal bashing trades and industries of Sandwell and the communities that have been shaped by them, bringing this rich heritage to a new generation.