GRAIN champions photography for all. We deliver activities in collaboration with national and international partners to support and grow photography opportunities in order to support artists and develop opportunities for audiences and participants. We are dedicated to supporting artists in realising their ideas and to developing new and ambitious opportunities in photography.
We commission and produce new work that engages with society and creates new opportunities for participation as well as developing and curating exhibitions, commissions, publications, events and a range of artists opportunities and professional development support. Our growing portfolio of projects are underpinned by our ethos to support artists, create opportunities for everyone and develop the artform.
Working beyond the boundaries of a museum or gallery context offers rich and rewarding spaces for new work and opportunities to develop new collaborations and audiences. We work with communities and in unique locations to explore new ways of working.
Our work is planned strategically and in response to our Business Plan, Audience Development & Community Engagement Strategy and Photography & Public Art Strategy.
GRAIN is led by GRAIN Projects CIC, a unique and collaborative arts organisation, supported by Arts
Council England and Birmingham City University.
GRAIN began its story in 2012 at the Library of Birmingham. In 2015 we became an independent arts organisation with the support of our partners. We are based in the Midlands with the reach of our projects extending nationally and internationally.