Compass is attending the Fierce Start Party in Birmingham on April 27th.

The pop-up exhibition features contributions from the Fierce 2013 festival artists and gives highlights of the forthcoming festival, which will run from Fri 4 – Sun 6 October.

Fierce has recently launched a new artist development scheme: Fierce FWD. Part of the scheme involves  ‘get-to-know-you-events’, which involves creating informal situations for emerging artists in the West Midlands to meet programmers and producers who support artists development and offer presentation opportunities nationally. Compass’ Annie Lloyd will appear at the first Fierce FWD get-to-know-you-event as one of 10 invited programmers.