Special Projects

Sampad works with a range of partners and clients locally, nationally and internationally.

We work across a range of agendas including professional development, producing spectacular events, supporting local communities, and working to innovate artistic practices.

For details about our recent special projects, please select from the menu on the left.

Featured Project: Inspired by Gandhi International Writing Competition 2015

Sampad continually strives to provide new and exciting opportunities that support creativity in all of its forms and recognise the aspirations of existing and new generations in Birmingham, the UK and beyond.

Our international writing competition series ‘Inspired By..’ offers a valuable platform for talented writers from around the world, bringing them to public attention and providing them with an opportunity to hone and practice their literary skills. It also plays an important role in reinforcing the work that Sampad delivers internationally to develop intercultural dialogues across communities.

Our latest international writing competition for 2015 provides an opportunity for budding writers to connect with Mahatma Gandhi, a towering figure in history whose philosophy of non-violence, passion for equality and independence and socio-political intelligence continues to be an inspiration for many people. Full details about the competition can be found here

Featured Project: My Route

My Route is Sampad’s community heritage project that will research and document the history around Stratford Rd in South Birmingham, from the 1940s to the present day. The project has been supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Working with the local communities between Sparkbrook and Hall Green, the project will identify how the people, landscape and culture has changed and developed with the settlement and migration of new populations along the road. In partnership with Birmingham Archives, My Route will train volunteers in heritage research skills, using oral histories, factual data collection and public donations to uncover the unique history of the road.A series of free arts & culture activities will be delivered for members of the public and several unique resources will be created that will appeal to all ages, including a new archive about the history of the road.

Check www.myroute.org.uk for further information.