More Than a Moment Action Plan


The Trust has signed up to the More than a Moment Pledge – the West Midland’s arts sectors promise to take radical, bold, and immediate action to dismantle the systems that have for too long kept Black artists and creatives from achieving their potential in the arts and cultural industries.

Trustees have collaborated with senior colleagues to ensure that progress against the pledge is documented and considered at every Board meeting. A series of measurable actions have been agreed in order to continue to make progress during the next two years, building on what we have achieved over the last two years.

This is a pivotal moment for the Trust as its moves from being a large-scale organisation delivering the UK City of Culture celebrations in 2021/22 to becoming a leaner, commissioning focussed legacy company. While we may not have the resources or convening power that comes with the City of Culture title, the Trust remains committed to improving the conditions and opportunities for artists in the city, including the Black Creative workforce. We are therefore pleased to publish a summary of the actions we will be taking over the next two years.

Martin Sutherland - Chief Executive






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