Grain Projects

Celebrating Age

A Collaboration with Lench's Trust & Kate Peters

East Meets West Exhibition

Format Festival 15th March - 14th April, Quad & The Eagle Market

What Photography has in Common with an Empty Vase by Edgar Martins

Format Festival 15th March - 14th April, Quad

‘When The Golden Sun Is Sinking’, Indre Serpytyte

Exhibition, 7 May – 22 June 2019

GRAIN Bursary Award 2019

Awarded to Clare Hewitt

Arpita Shah

GRAIN are delighted to be working with Arpita Shah on a new commission which will see the photographer work with South Asian women in Birmingham.

2019 Talk Programme

Artist & Photographer talks announced

GRAIN Bursary Award 2019

The bursary offers an award of £2,000 to support the making of new work in the rural West Midlands.

The Face Of Suffrage, Talks Programme

21st November Helen Marshall, 12th December Dr Nicola Gauld, 10th January Anand Chhabra & Geoff Broadway

What Photography and Incarceration have in Common with an Empty Vase

A Symposium on Incarceration, Absence, Photography and Fiction.

Sixteen ; Working with Photographer Kate Peters

Led by Open Eye, a project that opens up conversations with young people about their hopes and fears.


A new large scale art installation to celebrate 100 years of Votes for Women by Helen Marshall

Anthony Luvera

Research and Commission


New Work by Sam Ivin

GRAIN Talks Programme

Photographers Talks Announced

Inverted landscapes

Camera Obscura by David Bethell

Photographers’ Talks

GRAIN is pleased to announce three new Photographers' Talks dates

Noises in the Blood

Exhibition by Lua Ribeira at Argentea Gallery

Indre Serpytyte

Research and Commission

Sacred Things: Elalmadinah … To The City

An exhibition by Liz Hingley - Artist Talk date announced


Responding to a Landscape, by Matthew Murray

GRAIN Portfolio Development Day

At The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, Coventry

Responding to a Landscape

Symposium at mac In association with the Matthew Murray exhibition


Residency led by Sam Ivin, a collaboration with Appetite

GRAIN and Engine Bursary

Awarded to Lily Wales

Photography Residency

Awarded to Sam Ivin

The State of Photography II

A Symposium event on Fri 16th Jun 2017


A joint professional development bursary of £1,000

GRAIN Portfolio Award

Awarded to Jessa Fairbrother at Format Festival


Magnum Photos Exhibition, Shrewsbury

The Fireside and the Sanctuary

New work by Mark Wright at Format International Photography Festival 2017

GRAIN Bursary 2017

Awarded to Caitriona Dunnett

Redeye’s Speed Networking

Designed to take the fear out of networking for Photographers and Artirts

Dimitri Haddad;

International Residency Exchange Artist

Hothouse Birmingham

GRAIN is delighted to be working in collaboration with Redeye

GRAIN Bursary

Apply now for a bursary that supports artistic development


Exhibition of Contemporary Photography and Moving Image

GRAIN Portfolio Development Day

Delivered at and in partnership with mac

GRAIN Audience Development Survey and Strategy

Thank you to everyone who contributed

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