Festival UK* 2022 Statement

BOM has been selected to lead a team in developing ambitious ideas during the R&D project for Festival UK* 2022.

We are one of 30 shortlisted Lead Organisations, working in partnership with creative practitioners and experts across the STEAM sectors (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths).

BOM is an organisation dedicated to positive social impact, working with disadvantaged communities and investing in creative innovation with purpose.

For Festival UK* 2022, we have chosen to work with diverse creative practitioners and organisations that represent our core values. Our proposal is being developed by three lead artists, in collaboration with organisations that will help us achieve our vision:

Gloria Adereti (artist)

Harmeet Chagger-Khan (artist)

Michael Candy (artist)

BOM (lead organisation)

The Space (executive producers)

CodeYourFuture (engagement partner)

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (science and engagement partner)

Canal & River Trust (engagement partner)

Aston University – College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (engineering partner)

Bangor University – School of Natural Sciences (science partner)

BetaJester (technology partner)

Between November 2020 and January 2021, our team will be developing ideas to pitch for large-scale and extraordinary acts of public engagement that will showcase the UK’s creativity and innovation to the world in 2022.

Festival UK* 2022 is an unprecedented opportunity to create meaningful work with lasting legacy. Whatever direction our idea may take, we know our contribution will be challenging, critical and exciting. We will be working with migrant, BIPOC (black, indigenous and people of colour) and economically deprived communities to develop ambitious ideas for spectacular public engagement. Throughout this R&D project, our team is committed to ensuring our work has transformational value to everybody taking part.

For more details on festival UK* 2022, please see their website.