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24th Oct, 2021

Bromsgrove Arts Alive welcomes University of Birmingham's Artrix challenge

THE CHALLENGE for University of Birmingham researchers to find a sustainable future for Bromsgrove’s Artrix has been welcomed by the district’s art community.

The trustees and members of Bromsgrove Arts Alive are pleased the Virtual Consultancy Challenge, run by the university’s Careers Network, and hope the participants will come up with some good ideas to help maintain it as an arts venue.

Bromsgrove Arts Alive recognises the importance of a local arts centre in the district and, since the news of its closure was announced last March, has taken a keen interest in what shape the future of Artrix will take post-pandemic, when venues are able to open their doors again.

A Bromsgrove Arts Alive spokesperson said “This specialist training programme appears to offer a fantastic real-life challenge for students to present ideas to help shape the future of the building, and we very much welcome this form of consultancy.

“Bromsgrove Arts Alive has 50 member organisations and individuals, comprehensively representing the Arts in Bromsgrove.

“BAA has been active in communicating its own vision for the future of Artrix to the Holding Trust in recent months and it will be exciting to see what ideas and proposals the winning team presents to the trust.”

Artrix, owned by the Artrix Holding Trust, has been closed since Covid-19 restrictions began, with its former operator having gone into administration shortly afterwards.

It opened up last Monday as Hereford and Worcestershire’s first Covid vaccination centre.

Click here to read the story about the Virtual Consultancy Challenge and what it entails.

Visit www.bromsgroveartsalive.co.uk for more on Bromsgrove Arts Alive.

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