The Edge Renewed

Posted on May 11, 2022 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded just over £500K to upgrade our HQ, The Edge by Arts Council England. This is huge news for us and we’re very happy that the building will be more accessible and more sustainable as a result of the work we will do. We’re working with architects […]

Job opportunity – Art Club Lead Artist

Posted on Mar 24, 2022 in Job opportunity, Uncategorized | No Comments

Art Club Exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Art Club Lead Artist/ Tutor Friction Arts are on a quest to find the right Lead Artist/ Tutor to work with an inspiring group of young people with different needs, abilities and SEN. Our Art Club is a free, weekly term-time Club, which supports young people […]

Hanal Pixan

Posted on Nov 22, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Hanal Pixan

Halloween Film Reviews

Posted on Oct 28, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Halloween Film Reviews

J’s Halloween recommendations. J is a regular attender of our Art Club programme on Saturdays. He’s an avid cartoon and film fan and these are his reviews and recommendations for this Halloween viewing. Hallo – these are my Halloween recommendations.. .in no particular order… 1st choice – ‘Killer Klowns from outer space’. The film ‘It’ […]

Job Opportunity – Projects Manager

Posted on Oct 20, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Job Opportunity – Projects Manager

We are looking for an energetic and committed person to be the company’s Projects Manager, to oversee successful delivery of our socially-engaged programme of work. The role will include looking after our programme and working closely with our existing team of artists, project management, and support staff. This will be a rewarding role working with […]

Why we’re not ready yet

Posted on Jul 16, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We’ve decided to remain closed to public events for the foreseeable future in order to continue to protect our artists, participants and audiences. People’s safety is always at the front of our thoughts and, until we are fully convinced it is safe to do so, we are not prepared to risk the health or wellbeing […]

Job Opportunity – Executive Assistant now closed

Posted on Jun 9, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Friction are seeking someone to fulfil the  role of Executive Assistant to work closely with the senior management team to support the successful delivery of its core operations. This is a new and integral role within the organisation that will help us to realise our ambitious plans over the next few years; the duties and […]

Culture Club, Week 10: Animation 2

Posted on May 24, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

After a few hundred photos and a broken pencil or two, we have come to the end of the pilot for Culture Club. There were a few tears and an extended session due the young people not wanting to log off. I am so proud to see the personal progressions that came from exploring so […]

Culture Club, Week 9: Animation 1

Posted on May 5, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Last week was the penultimate week of Culture Club and I can hardly believe it. Where has the time gone? After eight weeks of exploring an array of art, week nine of Culture Club brought it all together: the members chose their favourite week from the programme and began to interpret their theme (self-portraits, extinct […]

Culture Club, Week 8: Portraits

Posted on Apr 28, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Last week was great and not just because of how much the young people loved the session but also because of the weather! As we approach the final weeks of Culture Club, we took a closer look at ourselves, which really helped with the theme for this week: portraits! We started off the session by […]