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BOA | Imagine Everything
Our Partners and Partnerships

Our Partners and Partnerships

The emphasis on partnership formed the basis of the academy’s inception, set out by founding educational partner, the BRIT School and founding industry partner Maverick TV, who have both worked alongside the sponsors. The early vision for the academy was always to develop a strong outward facing ethos in which students and staff from BOA would benefit from a network of expertise and opportunities from partners and industry curriculum affiliates. These partnerships have continued to flourish in the academy’s infancy; the links with the BRIT School and Maverick remain robust and vibrant, and new partners from across the West Midlands region and beyond continue to emerge as BOA becomes a hub for creative and digital innovation and excellence.
BOA is committed to engaging directly and creatively with its community, educational and industry partners. From the outset the academy has worked closely with Birmingham City Council and the creative industries in Eastside and beyond.

Academy partners offer substantial and significant long-term strategic support. They offer high levels of logistical and practical support and / or investment. They offer exciting opportunities for the students to work in collaboration with educational institutions and creative industries on a range of project developments. Importantly, they offer career progression into either higher education or the world of work.


Our founding partners are:
The BRIT School and Maverick TV

Donates theatrical lighting

Offers training and work placements

Free Radio
Provides bursaries and work placements
Offers performance, broadcasting, event management and videography opportunities

Live Nation
Offer work placements with production and events management
Offers bursaries

Offers performance and training support
Provides apprenticeship opportunities

Companies BOA have worked with so far are:
Birmingham Central Library
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham Rep Theatre
Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB)
Birmingham School of Acting
Channel 4
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
City Save Credit Union
Company Chameleon
Creative Alliance
Eastside Projects
Film Birmingham
Free Radio
Live Nation
Maverick TV
Media Dog
Millennium Point
National Arts Awards and Arts Mark
NAtional Children
Punch Records
Q.U and The Old Joint Stock Theatre
Re:Bourne (Matthew Bourne) and Hippodrome
Rewired PR
Serious Games Institute
Serious Games International
Signal FM
St Martin's Institute of Higher Education
Strangeface Mask Company
Tate Modern
The Birmingham Hippodrome
The Custard Factory
The Electric Cinema
Trinity College London and the Arts Council of England
Wenna Play
Youth Dance England

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