Welcome to the 

Kashmiri Arts Forum

Connecting Arts & The Public

The Kashmiri Arts Forum is a Midlands based arts organizations that supports and engages freelancers and arts groups with the aim of quarterly events that help highlight, showcase and network the cities vibrant Kashmiri and related south Asian arts community. 

The Forum will work actively to engage South Asian based urban arts and freelancers across Birmingham and midlands to create access to cultural exchanges for artists and media organisations often excluded from or on the fringes of the mainstream arts community.

The Kashmiri Arts Forum will facilitate cultural expression and visibility with the many diverse communities that make up Birmingham, working with people from a range of ages, cultural heritages and art form interests including performing, visual and new media art organisations and development. 

The development of collaborations and partnership is core to what the Kashmiri Arts Forum aims to achieve with arts/media organisations, freelancers, agencies, and local authorities to develop and create a rich portfolio of work with deep and lasting cultural legacy and artistic growth. Each meetup will be hosted at a new venue to help introduce artists to Birmingham amazing venues and platforms.

Art on Sidewalk
Image by Alexander Schimmeck

Our aims and objectives

Bringing Arts and Communities together

The Kashmiri Arts Forum will facilitate cultural expression and visibility with the many diverse communities that make up   Birmingham, working with people from a range of ages, cultural heritages and art form interests including performing, visual and new media art organisations and development. 

The development of collaborations and partnership is core to what the Kashmiri Arts Forum aims to achieve with arts/media organisations, freelancers, agencies, and local authorities to develop and create a rich portfolio of work with deep and lasting cultural legacy and artistic growth. Each meetup will be hosted at a new venue to help introduce artists to Birmingham amazing venues and platforms.

Image by Timon Klauser

Our Vision for the Forum


We are proud to ally ourselves with the historical struggle of the Kashmiri community to create a better world through arts and cultural growth. The Forum will encourage a cross-cultural exchange of ideas, development creating dynamic spaces where commonality and difference, tradition and modernity that can be explored to create rich new forms of cultural expression and contribute to the development of a prosperous arts industry in region. 

To achieve the project aims, the Kashmiri Arts Forum will curate networking events for artist and organisations, host Q&A’s that drive growth, champion Forum members through showcases and boost the economic growth of member arts based organisations through collaborations, shared platforms and cross arts growth. This is not an exhaustive list of activates but does ultimately demonstrate the intention to use the Forum as a platform for growth.

Image by Jakob Owens

Film & Photography

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Traditional Arts

Image by Jyotirmoy Gupta

Music