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 was Sampad’s major community heritage project which researched and documented the history around Stratford Road in Birmingham, from the 1940s to the present day. The extensive programme of work was supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Around 25,000 Birmingham residents took part in activities exploring the changing history of Stratford Road – one of the Birmingham’s busiest and best-known thoroughfares.

For a summary of the project, click here or visit www.myroute.org.uk for further information.