Birmingham 2022 has released details of the six-month festival set to run across the West Midlands as part of the Commonwealth Games.
The £12m festival will showcase art, photography, dance, theatre and digital commissions between March and October next year.
It will open with a new production, Wondrous Stories, performed by Leamington Spa-based dance circus company Motionhouse. The festival's full programme is set to be released in January,
“This spectacular festival will feature over 300 brand new creative works, providing essential funding direct to artists and thousands of participatory moments for audiences,” Birmingham 2022 Chief Creative Office Martin Green said.
Birmingham Council's Creative City Grants will support the festival by offering 150 community groups grants of up to £20,000 to deliver creative projects that “impact positively on their community”.
This latest funding drive follows £100,000 pledged by the Games to create artworks depicting sporting events.