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Championing, connecting and inspiring the West Midlands creative community


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Upcoming events

Fancy hanging out? Here‘s a selection of upcoming events you might be interested in.

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Women Artists of the RBSA, 1884 – 2012

hosted by RBSA Gallery

Tue 26 Jul – Sat 27 Aug 2022

RBSA Gallery, St Paul's Square

Birmingham 2022 Festival

hosted by Common Wealth Games 2022

Tue 1 Mar – Fri 30 Sep 2022

Throughout Birmingham

David Batchelor - Colour Is

hosted by Compton Verney

Sat 25 Jun – Sun 2 Oct 2022

Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

MAC Arts Markets

hosted by mac Birmingham

Sun 2 Oct 2022

11am - 5pm

Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham

Birmingham Design Annual Survey

Tell us what you’ve been up to this year and help us understand what’s making the West Midlands tick in 2022.

Annual Survey 2022

Back for a third year, our annual survey continues our work to help designers in the region map their career path and gain a broader understanding of who is living and working in the West Midlands.

Complete the 2022 survey

The Creative City

Watch the new film showcasing some of the amazing talent in and around Birmingham as part of our BDF2021 exhibition.


Find a Freelancer

A directory of freelancers working in or around design, based in Birmingham and the West Midlands. Find your next designer, illustrator, photographer and more.

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Support for the community

Things are tough at the moment. Let us help you navigate these uncertain times.

Join the Birmingham Design Slack community

Come and join our community. Sign up is dead quick and you’ll be chatting in no time with your local peers, swapping tips and comparing woes.

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BFF Scheme

Helping connect graduates with industry mentors. Register as a graduate or an employer and begin mentoring today.

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Submit a job vacancy

Reach our audience of West Mids based designers with your job ad and help support the Birmingham Design community.

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Register as a freelancer

We’re building a database of freelancers to help local businesses find local talent.

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Introducing Birmingham Design

A new resource from the folks who bring you Birmingham Design Festival. We’re here to help connect the design community.

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Buy some of the world famous BDF merch

We’ve just launched our new online store. The perfect place to pick up BDF merch from festivals past.

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