Following the demise of Newtown Cultural Project & The Drum in Birmingham 2016, a collective of Black-led voluntary / community groups formed a standalone arts organisation under the name of Blackstory Partnership. This was achieved through new relationships and partnerships working to showcase arts and creativity in Birmingham.

Our main purpose is to create cultural experiences, whilst bringing Birmingham residents together to celebrate and acknowledge Black History, Culture and Heritage and remembering the Black contribution globally.

Blackstory Partnership has operated as a non-profit unincorporated association for 5 years successfully delivering Black History Month. Now in our 5th year, we are looking to extend our reach to the black African and Caribbean community – and not just for one month in the year.

BSPs portfolio has seen the successful delivery of Birmingham’s Black History Month launch and brochure for 2016 – 2020. Over this period BSP developed a positive working partnership with arts and educational organisations such as Legacy Centre of Excellence, Birmingham Hippodrome, Midlands Art Centre (MAC)South & City College BirminghamTown Hall Symphony Hall (THSH)Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) and recently the National Trust.