Birmingham youth arts programme to provide free training in coding

Gallery 37 will provide free creative skills training to over fifty young people finding themselves outside of education and employment. This year the emphasis will be on learning and developing practical skills, such as coding, song writing or fashion, to be delivered by recognised industry leaders including ACE Dance & Music, Apples & Snakes and The BBC Academy.

Gallery 37- Birmingham's long established youth arts participation programme - is set for a major return in September 2016 with a new look and a new home. This year's event will take place in and around Millennium Point, at the heart of Birmingham's ultra-modern Eastside learning district.

2016's new-look will feature community outreach workshops, public performances and industry work placements, produced by the award-winning Birmingham-based arts and cultural agency, Punch Records.

Punch CEO, Ammo Talwar MBE said: "Punch is excited to be heading up Gallery 37 this year. Millennium Point is the perfect contemporary setting, and we will be bringing top practitioners from successful local creative businesses into the programme.

To be eligible to attend you must be:

  • Based in Birmingham
  • Between 16-25 years of age
  • Unemployed, not in full time training or education

Travel, food and art related material costs are covered.

For more information and to apply, visit, The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 22nd July.

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