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 that is 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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Each week, we share opportunities, news of interest, grant deadlines, and upcoming online events, including critical COVID-19 related resources. We also interview talented dreamers and doers making a difference in Birmingham and inspiring us all in these difficult times.

We’ve set up space away from social media to help you stay connected and plugged in. We know how important it is to disconnect from social media platforms. It’s a way to share resources, ask questions, and stay engaged with other entrepreneurs.

Birmingham’s creative economy is only as strong as the spirit of community that supports its development. Our donors partner with us to create stronger avenues for investment in our city’s creative enterprises, and we hope that you will join us.