Home is where the art is

Birmingham’s first Art House to open at Port Loop.

The first of its kind in Birmingham, a new ‘Art House’ will be opening at Port Loop, bringing culture to the doorsteps of new homeowners and the surrounding neighbourhood.

Called YARD, the Art House will be home to three resident artists at any one time. The ground floor will include art and community space which will be open to Port Loop residents and the wider community, with a regular timetable of events. These events will range from yoga classes to artist workshops, roundtable discussions, cook outs, live music and poetry nights.

YARD is being delivered by Joint Venture developers, Urban Splash and Places for People, in collaboration with Birmingham-based MAIA Group; whose aim is to support sustainable creativity in cities by building social infrastructure and connecting artists to resources that help sustain their practice and develop their environments.

MAIA has taken residence of the three storey Town House and will soon be releasing a series of ‘soft-launch’ events for autumn/winter 2020.

Having an Art House located at Port Loop will ensure art and culture is at the heart of the new 43 acre neighbourhood, just a short walk along the canal from Birmingham city centre.