Qamar, from the series Ek Aurat Ka Safar ©

2018 Maryam Wahid

Transforming Narratives is a ground-breaking three-year project (2018 –2021) to establish Birmingham as a leading international centre for contemporary Pakistani and Bangladeshi arts, for the mutual benefit of Birmingham and cities in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

It is managed by Culture Central, supported by Arts Council England and delivered in association with the British Council and 12 cultural partners in Birmingham. 


Transforming Narratives is launching Digital Collaborative Grants to enable opportunities for connection and collaboration between creative and cultural practitioners in Birmingham, Pakistan and Bangladesh and potentially offer creative responses to the questions raised for society by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Two or more collaborative partners can apply together for grants of up to £4,000 to cover all costs for digital and artistic conversations, critical thinking and commissions. The total value of the fund is £50,000.

This opportunity is now closed. For more information on the Transforming Narratives project and current opportunities, please visit: