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FLOW Artist Development is a free programme of talks, workshops and seed funding aiming to lay the foundations for an increase in the making of artistic work for, with and by children and young people in Birmingham and beyond. The programme will develop a community of practice around socially engaged arts practices with children and the outcomes, research and findings will feed directly into our future planning. 

Our Mission: To Create the best beginnings of a distributed multi-artform Children's biennial starting in neighbourhoods and communities in Birmingham and Sandwell in 2022.

Good creative and cultural experiences are seen when Children experience FLOW.


The Organisers

The Parakeet is a collaborative children’s art studio for child(hood) centred community work led by Amy Martin. Working to explore the possibilities for positive change when we are in community and organising around childhood and with children, and the scaffolding that enables children’s creativity, joy and personal agency to flourish in their community.


The Parakeet founded Growing Up Green, a children’s arts festival that supports environmental activism and biophilia in childhood throughout Birmingham and the Black Country during The Great Big Green Week supported by the Climate Coalition. 

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