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CREATIVE WORKSPACE SUMMIT: The Role of Creatives in Creating Great Places

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The Creative Workspace Summit will explore the role of creatives (individuals and organisations) in creating great places and how creative workspaces can help make the most of a town's potential.


Keynote Speaker:
Charles Landry


Case Studies:

Creative Foundation (Folkestone)
East Street Arts (Leeds)
Focal Point Gallery and Southend Borough Council (Southend)
Outset (London/ UK)
MAIA (Birmingham)
Paradise Works (Manchester)
OUTPOST (Norwich)
Dyad Creative (Norwich)
originalprojects; (Great Yarmouth)
HAT projects (Essex)
Wysing Arts Centre (Cambridge)
Smiths Row (Bury St Edmunds)
Mazi Reverso (independent networking)


Aims:

  • To explore some of the issues facing creatives today and the ways that they are solving their workspace issues through innovative resourcing and place making initiatives
  • To share practical case-study experiences that inspire artist, creatives, students, budding entrepreneurs and SMEs
  • To inform decision makers (civic leaders and private business owners) of the beneficial role of creatives can play in creating great places and how creative workspaces can make the most of a town's potential, attract diverse visitors and serve the year-round economy

This event will be of interest to:

Artists, creatives, students, budding entrepreneurs, SMEs, councillors, planners, policy decision-makers, economists



THEMES

Keynote Speech:
'Why' creative individuals and organisations are important to places?

Charles Landry
(author of The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators (2000); The Art of City Making (2006); The Intercultural City: Planning for Diversity Advantage with Phil Wood and more) www.charleslandry.com

Case studies:
‘How’ creative individuals and organisations have found ways to exist within and contribute to the vitality of their locations

  • Creative Foundation (Folkestone)
    Alastair Upton, Chief executive, will explain how creative industries are integrated and at the heart of place-making in Folkestone.
    www.creativefoundation.org.uk

  • East Street Arts (Leeds)
    Jon Wakeman will talk about their ‘Space’ programme and provision of spaces for arts organisations (beneficiaries include Dyad Creative, Norwich and originalprojects;, Great Yarmouth)
    www.eaststreetarts.org.uk/space
    www.dyad-creative.com
    www.originalprojects.space

  • Focal Point Gallery and Southend Borough Council (Southend)
    Discuss how Southend Borough Council supports the delivery of gallery, cafe and studio spaces and the benefits of integrating the arts into the town.
    www.focalpoint.org.uk

  • Outset (London/ UK) Yves Blais introduces the Studiomakers initiative and about new approaches to supporting studio provision and supporting artists.
    www.outset.org.uk/supported-projects/studiomakers-2016

  • MAIA (Birmingham)
    Amahra Spence will share the story of creating your own space for working with and supporting artists.
    www.maiagroup.co

  • HAT projects (Essex)
    Talk about how architecture can impact upon place.
    www.hatprojects.com

  • OUTPOST (Norwich)
    Talk about how OUTPOST studios developed out of a relationship with Anglia Square management through 'British and European Legs'.
    www.norwichoutpost.org

  • Paradise Works (Manchester)
    Lucy Harvey discusses setting up Paradise Works in response to Manchester's rapid redevelopment and developing relationships which might help artists sustain their presence in the city.
    www.paradise-works.com

  • Wysing Arts Centre (Cambridge)
    John Eng Kiet Bloomfield will introduce Wysing's approach to working with artists and providing opportunities for developing work through residencies and retreats.
    www.wysingartscentre.org

  • Smiths Row (Bury St Edmunds)
    Alison Plumridge will discuss partnership working and how to link the established systems of Greater Anglia - a much larger organisation.
    www.smithsrow.org

  • Mazi Reverso (Independent networking)
    Elizabeth Wright will disucss ways artists are able to create networks outside existing institutions and become nomadic and independent.
    reverso.resourceforge.org

  • UEA (East Anglia) Sarah Barrow - Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Film and Media - chair for discussions
    EXTRA STUFF:

Tickets include a road-train shuttle to South Denes for Great Yarmouth artists' open studios on the evening of the Summit.

Addtional networking, social and creative events and activites will be programmed across Great Yarmouth throughout the following day, Saturday 21st February.



*Free tickets will be awarded to students and budding creative entrepreneurs, who are encouraged to submit and 200 word application outlining their current activity, what they would like to get out of the event and how they might contribute to the evolving work. Submission via email. Deadline Tuesday 10 April.



The Creative Workspace Summit
is hosted by originalprojects; on behalf of East Contemporary Visual Arts Network.

It forms is part of Making Waves Together, a wider partnership project led jointly by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Waveney District Council and funded by the national Great Place Scheme, which is seeing communities and organisations in both areas work together to boost the cultural offer and drive cultural re-imagination as a way of supporting success in the seaside towns.

Great Places has been supported by a grant from Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players.




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