Established in 2014, BOM is an arts organisation that exists to inspire and empower communities through transformational digital experiences. We explore how creative technology can be used as a tool for change, to make society a better place. Our interests and expertise are in neurodiversity and technology, how creativity can unleash the potential of under-represented communities and how creative innovation can address environmental challenges.
Whilst we are based in Birmingham, we cultivate a community of highly skilled creative practitioners locally, nationally and internationally with whom we create groundbreaking interactive experiences with strong social impact.
We collaborate across sectors, bringing together artists, scientists, technologists, universities and community organisations to co-create collaborative innovation that engages communities through a grassroots experimental approach.
Our Creative Digital Skills programmes develop diverse talent, predominantly neurodivergent, Black, Asian, mixed ethnic and LGBT+ creative practitioners across the Midlands and beyond.
Our learning programmes engage under-represented children and young people through arts-based interventions. These programmes fuel learning and creativity for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and young people excluded from mainstream education who face multiple barriers at the start of their career pathways.
Our vision is a world where digital enables everyone to fully participate in society and thrive creatively.
Our aim is to be creators of world leading immersive experiences where art, technology and science collide to empower and inspire people.
Delivering outreach across communities and education, we will transform the cultural sector, growing a diverse and highly skilled creative community and helping overcome digital exclusion.
Our values are at the heart of everything we do:
Birmingham Open Media is a Community Interest Company
registered in England and Wales, no. 8823230.