We were exceptionally proud to be IdeasTap's first regional partner. By signing up to the IdeasTap site, young people are connected with all partners, opportunities and other creatives to help them develop their practice and careers.

IdeasTap is an arts charity set up to help young, creative people at the start of their careers. Whether it’s funding, career development, advice or creative collaborators, Ideas Tap support this in a multitude of ways. 

They've partnered up with some major arts organisations – Old Vic New Voices, the National Youth Theatre, Magnum Photos, the British Film Institute, National Student Drama Festival, National Skills Academy Creative and Cultural, HighTide and now mac birmingham – to bring their members some incredible exclusive opportunities. 

Since becoming an IdeasTap partner, mac birmingham has provided lots of opportunities for young people to develop their creative talents, including:

  • Through the creative space programme young artists have been offered free space in our studios to develop new work.
  • Filmmakers have been given the chance to screen their films in the mac birmingham cinema as aprt of ArtsFest
  • Following winning an IdeasTap brief, young artist Meghan Allbright was commissioned to design the mac birmingham Christmas Tree decorations.
  • 20 young people formed Cannon Hill Collective - an artist collective for young people to engage with and feed into the mac birmingham core programme.

As the partnership continues, there will be lots more opportunities for creative development. To keep updated with opportunities from mac birmingham, IdeasTap, and the other IdeasTap partners, please visit the IdeasTap website or follow @IdeasTap on Twitter.