Arts Projects

Northfield Ecocentre has worked as a partner with a number of arts organisations over recent years such as the Longbridge Public Arts Project, Cathy Wade, The Bone Ensemble and The General Public. We are now embarking on a new arts strategy which will see bigger projects reaching further and engaging specific communities across the city.

Our approach is underpinned by always seeking to Unearth Unheard Voices in order to challenge the notion of the traditional green audience. We believe that as climate change effects everyone, everyone’s voice should be heard. We will work with arts partners to deliver provoking arts projects that inspire action, debate and thinking in others.

Get involved in our current projects: Arts Awards and Green Lens 2018.

For more information and to find out how to get involved, contact us or 0121 4480119

Arts Awards

We offer:

  • Discover and Explore level
  • Fully trained arts awards and forest school practitioners
  • Programmes at an Ecocentre garden or your school or site

The benefits:

  • Learning outside the classroom
  • Getting close to nature
  • Being creative through Forest Schools activities
  • Achieving an Arts Awards

We are able to deliver Arts Awards as part of our EcoKids, EcoTots and Wild Bunch forest school activities. Our Arts Awards Practitioner can also work with your community or arts organisation to deliver activities as part of the practice of Learning Outside the Classroom and take your participants through Arts Awards at Discover and Explore level.

The Green Lens project will see Northfield Ecocentre work in collaboration with Ampersand Projects to develop a new participatory arts project as a new area of work for the organisation. It will allow us to develop and build our engagement with 16-25 year olds (including the deaf community) across the city.  It’s a creative consultation process that seeks to Unearth Unheard Voices, help people take positive action and speak ‘truth to power’ and is supported by Arts Council England and Edward Cadbury Trust.

Green Lens is an open call photography and film competition, exhibition and digital archive that will give young people the opportunity to express their hopes, fears, concerns and opportunities for their green future. The exhibition will be held in late 2018 at Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham.

Aged 16-25? Got a smartphone?

Follow us on Instagram @lens_green and visit the Green Lens site to get involved .

For more information or to book a session contact Anne Dasgupta on 0121 448 0119 or email:

Case studies

Where’s My Igloo Gone?In 2017 we embarked on a project to provide some provoking educational postcards for a Theatre company who were creating a play for young children. Their show, Where's My Igloo Gone?, tells the story of ... Read more
Wild Holiday Bunch 2017Our popular holiday scheme for children aged 7-11 years old. It provides a safe and supportive environment for children to explore the world at their doorstep and themselves while learning new skills. Get muddy, take risks, make friends, get close to nature and understand more about the world you live in. This year our sessions Read more