The Old Print Works
is a diverse and welcoming community that believes in the transformative power of making and creativity. Through mutual skill sharing we are building a resilient, sustainable and cooperative future. We provide studio, meeting, exhibition, event and co-working space. We promote creative and cultural activity and are founder members of Balsall Heath Second Saturday, a monthly mini-festival.
founded in 2012 by artist Dan Burwood, is the West Midlands’ only community photography space, housing analogue and digital facilities. The home of Some Cities, an ACE, University of Birmingham and City Council-funded platform for urban photographers of all abilities, it runs courses, artist talks, commissions new work and produces books. Dan has links with organisations in Lebanon, Cuba and Brazil. Through extensive analogue and digital photographic skills, project management, publicity, publication and curation capacity and experience, he runs participatory photography projects with marginalised groups.
is a community pottery based at The Old Print Works in Birmingham’s Balsall Heath, offering courses and studio membership to experienced and aspiring potters of all ages and abilities. The aim of the studio is to provide a space for artists and craftspeople to work, and to encourage community involvement in pottery.