The Black Arts Forum (BAF) is a CIC first formed in 2014.

It comprises black artists and arts organisation committed to supporting the development of black arts across the West Midlands but linked to wider forums and debates within the sector nationally and internationally. 

Black Arts Forum provides support to emerging and established individuals and organisations to make their work more visible, promote/network activity and towards strengthening and growing more black leaders in the arts. 


BAF & MAC Elders Project

The Elders Project is BAF’s first partnership project with MAC. It provided a range of arts and cultural activity for Elders in Aston & Newtown led by both emerging and established artists. The project enabled us to explore a model for co-designing through supported delivery of the arts in local communities.


BAF & GRS CREATE Programme

BAF is planning a series of interactive, thought-provoking sessions to support a range of artists to take their ‘next steps’.  A mini series, CREATE Phase II, will be delivered on Fridays in August & September 2018 at the new arts hub at Grosvenor Road Studios in Birchfield.



During 2018 - 2019 Black Arts Forum's 'Music Exposed Project' will be piloting a music development programme to showcase regional singers and musicians both  experienced and emerging.