Voluntary Arts has set up a new online network to connect anyone working, volunteering or participating in all forms of creativity in the West Midlands region. Creative Network West Midlands monthly sessions offer the opportunity to meet and connect with peers from across the region, as well as receive expert advice, support, information and inspiration from guest speakers in each session.

You can join the dedicated Facebook group here, to share ideas, continue conversations, and share your creativity. This is also a great place to suggest topics for CNWM sessions, so that we can ensure they are relevant and responsive to the needs of creatives in the region.

We meet once a month on Zoom, focusing on a different topic each time. There is also the potential for us to schedule additional sub-group sessions that are topic specific, if and when they are needed. 

Pooling resources and sharing skills - at this month's session on 13 August at 9.30am we will be discussing ways of networking our knowledge, skills and resources, and investigating alternative creative economies based on peer-to-peer support. We will be joined by guest speaker Lynette Willoughby, Electronic Engineer, Artist and Timebroker at Leeds Creative Timebank, who will share her experience of Timebanking the Leeds creative community. 

To join the session, click this Zoom link at 9:30am on the day of the session, or find the link on the main #CreativeNetwork page on the day.

If you do not use Facebook, you are welcome to suggest topics and connect with us by emailing [email protected]

Everyone is welcome!