Birmingham

Your creative experience is influenced by place.

Birmingham is home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians, and creative entrepreneurs and is one of the largest manufacturing, banking, business and medical hubs in the southeast. Situated at this crossroads you have access to an array of resources, opportunities, and partnerships unmatched anywhere else in the state of Alabama.

The Department of Art and Art History works closely with community partners and friends to connect you to engaged learning activities, internships, and professional development opportunities. Through these opportunities you will grow personally and creatively, develop dynamic portfolios, and build deep relationships with industry professionals and creative practitioners who guide and mentor you as you move into a creative career, prepare to build your own business, or continue your studies at the graduate level.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ART & ART HISTORY FACULTY & STUDENTS ACTIVELY WORK WITH THE FOLLOWING LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS //

AIGA BIRMINGHAM
"AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future."

ALY STEPHENS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
"UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center is committed to presenting the best in all genres of the performing arts while curating innovative arts experiences and nurturing creativity."

BETA PICTORIS
"Beta pictoris gallery / Maus Contemporary is a contemporary art gallery and space dedicated to supporting creativity with a focus on experimental and issue-driven works."

BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART
"The Birmingham Museum of Art, one of the finest regional museums in the United States, houses a diverse collection of more than 25,000 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times. The collection presents a rich panorama of cultures, featuring the Museum’s extensive holdings of Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American art."

REV BIRMINGHAM
"REV Birmingham (REV) revitalizes places and energizes business to create vibrancy in the City of Birmingham."

SLOSS FURNACE

"Sloss Furnaces produced iron for nearly 90 years, which gave rise to the city of Birmingham, AL. Now recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces with its web of pipes and tall smokestacks offers us a glimpse into the great industrial past of the South and our nation."

SPACE ONE ELEVEN
"Space One Eleven is a visual arts nonprofit founded in Birmingham, Alabama in 1986. Our mission is to provide professional opportunities for artists, create a forum for public understanding of contemporary art, and offer arts education to area youth."

STUDIO BY THE TRACKS
"Studio By The Tracks (SBTT) is a non-profit organization formed in 1989 to provide free art classes to emotionally conflicted children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other mental illnesses. SBTT maintains a focused, energized atmosphere that provides our students a haven in which to create. We encourage a supportive and non-judgmental climate necessary to nurture creative abilities, enhance self-esteem and explore alternative ways of coping with emotional and physical conflict."

BIRMINGHAM IN THE NEWS //

A RETURN TO DOWNTOWN

REINVENTING BIRMINGHAM

36 HOURS IN BIRMINGHAM

BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN LIVING GUIDE

BIRMINGHAM’S NEW BASEBALL STADIUM

LOCAL BIRMINGHAM CHEF WINS JAMES BEARD AWARD


IN BIRMINGHAM - VISITORS BUREAU

BIRMINGHAM SIDEWALK FILM FESTIVAL

RAILROAD PARK

SHOPPING IN BIRMINGHAM

BIRMINGHAM FOOD TRUCK FINDER

MOSS ROCK FESTIVAL


PARTNERS + FRIENDS //


ALABAMA POWER

AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GRAPHIC ARTS

BELL CENTER FOR EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

BETA PICTORIS GALLERY

BIB & TUCKER SEW OP

BIBB COUNTY TOURISM BOARD

BIG COMMUNICATIONS

BIRMINGHAM ARTWALK

BIRMINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS

BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART

BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY

CAHABA RIVER SOCIETY

CAYENNE CREATIVE

DESIGN WEEK BIRMINGHAM

THE FUEL AND LUMBER COMPANY

GROWING KINGS

IMPACT AMERICA

KUUMBA COMMUNITY ARTS

LAKESHORE FOUNDATION

MAGIC CITY MURAL COLLECTIVE

THE MARCH QUILTS

MOSS ROCK ART FESTIVAL

PAPERWORKERS LOCAL

RED MOUNTAIN MAKERS

REV BIRMINGHAM

SLOSS FURNACES METAL ARTS

SOUTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER

SOUTHERN RESEARCH

SPACE ONE ELEVEN

STUDIO BY THE TRACKS

UA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

VULCAN PARK

WBHM 90.3FM

WOODLAWN FOUNDATION