Celebrating 25 years of delivering arts therapies in 2018!
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, the UK and extending to an international service. We assist children and adults who are experiencing mental health, behavioural or emotional issues.
The centre, a former Cadbury building, is unique in that it brings together art, drama, music, dance movement and play therapy which can be accessed both here and in an outreach capacity.
BCAT documentary feature
Working with our libraries
We had a brilliant 5 weeks of STEP ON and STARZ at Northfield Library. It is so wonderful when two community organisations can come together to deliver a programme for their service users. Thank you to everyone who came, donated and supported these projects.
We are meeting with other staff from various libraries within the next few weeks to talk about how we can deliver more workshop sessions for our communities.
Funding to help our ex-service men
We are extremely grateful (and happy and lucky) to receive a grant from the Royal British Legion to help support our art therapy photography project 'PICTURE ME' led by art therapist, ex-service man and photographer Phil Lea. The project will aim to support ex-service personnel who are experiencing difficult times after leaving military service.
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
6 BCAT Information evening
27 Bake Sale, BLF
22-23 AUTISM SHOW at NEC
30 Housing & Care Summer Fayre
4 BCAT Information evening
7 Greenholm School Arts Festival
14 Foxyards Primary School Summer Fete
1 STARZ at Frankley library for 5 weeks
6 Safeguarding Training
10 GDPR Training
13-18 BCAT STARZ Film Summer Workshop, Northfield Library
1 Sea Scouts Car Boot, Sutton Coldfield
3 STEP ON at Frankley library for 6 weeks
5 BCAT Information evening
6 STEP ON at Kings Norton library for 6 weeks
17 STEP ON HIGHGATE begins
1 Introduction to Drama therapy begins (3 weeks)
3 Art experiential begins (10 weeks)
3 BCAT Information evening
4 Music experiential begins (10 weeks)
6 STARZ at Kings Norton Library for 6 weeks
5 Introduction to Dance and Movement Therapy begins (2 weeks)
7 BCAT Information evening
1 Housing & Care Christmas Fayre
5 BCAT Information evening
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”.
Manager of under 5yrs. Child Development Centre