Create Birmingham’s mission is to invest in economic development in the nonprofit and commercial creative sectors including performing arts, visual arts and crafts, culture and heritage, media and film, design, and culinary arts. As the only agency in the region exclusively devoted to the creative industries, it is Create Birmingham’s privilege to collaborate with individuals, businesses, and organizations to identify opportunities, overcome barriers, and strengthen communities.

We also work to raise greater public awareness of our constituents’ talents, products, services, and skills. Birmingham’s creative class is part of a 21st-century movement creating real economic change. We are proud to advocate for the creative industries as a critical regional asset that enhances our quality of life and fuels our collective growth.

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Unlock your creative potential in 2024! Our exciting slate of programs, including Coffee with Creatives, CO.STARTERS, film workshops, and networking events, are designed to inspire, educate, and connect. Whether you’re an aspiring artist, entrepreneur, or looking to broaden your horizons, there’s something for you.

Birmingham’s creative economy is only as strong as the spirit of community that supports its development. Our programs and services are offered for free or at very low cost thanks to the generosity of our donors. We hope you will consider supporting us in this work.

Each week, we share our own upcoming events and programs, as well as news of interest, funding opportunities, and arts & culture happenings. We also feature interviews with the creative dreamers and doers making a difference in Birmingham.