In November 2005 Becky Tebbett gathered a group of women artists who wanted an opportunity to work together, and the means to display their work, and 'ArtPride' was born.
During May Bank Holiday weekend, the first Artpride took place during Birmingham Pride 2006, with a stall, and a small exhibition over three venues, including the Fox Bar or so.
By Pride 2007, the group, now formally constituted and with a small Committee, chaired by its founder, Becky Tebbett,
had secured a small National Lottery grant, and was able to expand the scope and scale of their exhibition that year.
ArtPride currently has around 30 women involved of whom a small caucus attend regular meetings at ABplus. The ArtPride membership is very diverse including people who identify as lesbian, gay, queer, transgendered, disabled, registered disabled, persons with mental illnesses and people from ethnic minorities (Afro Caribbean). The age range is from 27 up to 65 years old.