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Partners & Collaborators

Our Partners

Trigger are shapeshifting creatives who dream-up, create and produce bold and brave live and digital events. We interrupt daily life, reimagine and revive public spaces, and put audiences and togetherness at the heart of everything we do. We create epic, imaginative spaces, platform new talent and care for our community. Trigger’s vision is brought to life by diverse teams of cross-disciplinary artists and creatives and aim shine a spotlight on the creativity of local communities.

Drawing on experts in horticulture, arts, science and architecture, Trigger has brought together an expert team to form Trigger Collective. In addition to the award-winning team at Trigger (The Hatchling, WithYou, Curio), this includes: designer and artist Carl Robertshaw (Björk, Ellie Goulding, London 2012 Opening & Closing Ceremonies), set and costume designer Bronia Housman (Bristol Old Vic, Take That, Sadler’s Wells), events specialist Dock Street Events (MIF, Hull UK City of Culture, London 2012 Opening & Closing Ceremonies), award-winning architectural studio THISS (The Bartlett, UCL, London Met), and horticulturalists Arbor-Nova (RHS Chelsea Flower Show medal-winners, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Maggies, Royal Marsden Hospital).

We are also working with an incredible range of partners, creatives, artists, trainees and volunteers from both local communities and national and international stages to make PoliNations a truly epic event.

PoliNations is produced by Trigger Collective as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK and also presented as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival. 

PoliNations Collaborators

The Factory
Clifton Road Youth Centre
Concord Youth Centre
Kingstanding Youth Group
Trinity Day Centre
Grand Union
Northfield Arts Forum
Kinmos Volunteer Group
Saheli Hub
Nechells POD
New Heights Community Project
The Active Wellbeing Society
Bearwood Community Hub
Birmingham Cathedral
Community Environmental Trust
St Thomas Community Project
Birmingham Thrive
Birmingham Institute for the Deaf
Open Theatre
Community Environmental Trust
Birmingham Settlement
Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens
Masefield Community Garden
Friends of George's Park
Welcome Change Community Garden and Centre
Balsall Heath City Farm
Highbury Orchard CIC
Quaker Meeting House
Migrant Help
Stories of Hope & Home
Women with Hope
Czech and Slovak Club UK CIC
Oasis Church
Spring Housing
Fircroft College
Ashley Community Housing
Micro Rainbow CIC
St Annes Hostel
In her Shoes
PoliNations and Trigger
Trigger, Unit 1.1 Streamline Building, Paintworks, Bristol BS4 3AS
Unboxed, Creativity in the UKCommissioned as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK and also presented as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival
Funded by
HM Government
Northern Ireland Executive
Scottish Government Riaghaltas na h-Alba
Llywodraeth Cymru Welsh Government
Belfast City Council
Cymru Greadigol Creative Wales
Branding and website by Peter & Paul