Wolverhampton Stories Coming 2024!

*Please note the application period for Street Stories Wolverhampton has now passed*

Local artists to get involved with an exciting new community project ‘Street Stories Wolverhampton’ to launch in April 2024.

Enjoy Wolverhampton BID are working on a spectacular new vacant units community project called ’Street Stories’. The project is launching in 2024 as the next round of Street Stories sweeping across the UK.

The concept has been designed to improve the appearance of empty shops with large-scale artwork installations across the city centre. To further enhance these pieces of art, there will be an interactive augmented reality (AR) twist and each piece of art will be brought to life as an immersive multi-sensory experience. Each installation will be interacted with using a free downloadable smartphone app or QR code.

Enjoy Wolverhampton BID would like a mix of art styles and media exploring a variety of themes. The Street Stories project explores a range of art styles. As a gesture of goodwill, there is a £200 fee available for all successful artists, and the work will be featured prominently in the city centre, along with an artist’s profile, website details and social media handles.

A young man with long hair interacting with Wolverhampton Street Stories

Enjoy Wolverhampton will also be carrying out a significant PR campaign across a variety of local media channels.

The project has received funding from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and will be delivered by Enjoy Wolverhampton BID. Enjoy Wolverhampton Business Improvement District (BID) represents more than 500 businesses across Wolverhampton city centre and aims to make a difference to our streets. By building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders across the town, the BID sees Wolverhampton continuing to move in a positive direction through enhancements, events and by showcasing the city centre’s potential. Their projects over a five-year term are targeted towards making Wolverhampton a better place to work, live and visit. BIDs add value through business support, making the city cleaner and greener, plus delivering an annual programme of city centre marketing and events.

Street Stories is a creative and innovative project which will help to highlight commercial space, create an attractive environment and give residents and visitors an insight into Wolverhampton’s rich heritage and strong artist community.

The trail will launch at a critical time in the city’s ongoing economic recovery. By moving visitors around the attraction, it will further encourage footfall through the city centre.


“We’re very excited to be working with Arch Creative on Wolverhampton’s Street Stories. The project aims to shine a light on the talent of our local artists, encourage footfall into and around our city centre streets and at the same time highlight the investment potential of the available commercial premises.”

Cherry Shine, BID Managing Director