Celebrating 25 years of delivering arts therapies in 2018/19!
What is BCAT?
The Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies (BCAT) is a registered charity which was set up in 1993 to provide an accessible arts therapies, and more recently an arts in health service throughout the Midlands. We assist children and adults who are experiencing mental health, physical, behavioural or emotional issues with arts therapies, and we also work closely with our community partners across Birmingham to support the health and wellbeing of citizens using art, dance, drama, music and play.
The centre, a former Cadbury building, is unique in that it brings together art, drama, music, dance movement and play therapy.
BCAT documentary features
BCAT are passionate about people and how arts therapies can be applied to aid mental health and physical issues, and how communities can also benefit therapeutically. Being a pioneer and leader in establishing arts therapies as an alternative and complimentary intervention has been a goal for our charity for the past 25 years.
We put people and communities in front of profit being a charity and are able to offer a number of subsidised services thanks to our generous funders and available grants.
Upcoming Community projects
Book an arts therapist
Book an arts in health facilitator for your workshops
Art installations and graphic design service
Training days for the workplace
Dates for your diary
5 Introduction to Dance and Movement Therapy begins (2 weeks)
7 BCAT Information evening
15 STEP ON MAYPOLE BEGINS (5 weeks)
1 Housing & Care Christmas Fayre
5 BCAT Information evening
Special edition on our Lottery Funded project
Annual report 2016-2017
BCAT's annual report 2016-2017 is now available.
Dr Angela Fenwick Director of BCAT states, 'Personally, I am so proud that we have come
so far - weathering storms together and rejoicing in the good times we have had
and services we have been able to provide. Thank you so much to everyone.'
Thank you to our supporters
Donate to BCAT
Help support our arts therapies for children and adults with mental health and also support our arts in health community work.
“It was not only the children who benefited from the Arts Therapies sessions! Their parents also participated and gained considerable new insight into their children’s behaviours and how strategies might be developed to facilitate greater understanding between themselves and their children. We hope that BCAT can continue to find sufficient funding to continue to work with us”.