GRAIN is one of the leading exponents of photography nationally and we practice inclusive photography. We deliver activities and projects in collaboration with partners regionally, nationally and internationally, to support and grow photography opportunities for artists, communities, audiences and participants. We are dedicated to supporting artists to achieve their ideas and ambitions and to creating new and innovative opportunities in photography for everyone.
We commission and produce new work and projects that engage with society and create new opportunities for collaboration as well as developing and curating exhibitions, commissions, publications, events and a range of artists opportunities and professional development support.
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 the context of our Business Plan, 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.