20 April 2018
11am - 5pm
St. George's Theatre, ​Great Yarmouth

Creative Workspace Summit

The East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN), of which Wysing is chair and coordinator, is pleased to announce the Creative Workspace Summit: The Role of Creatives in Creating a Great Place.

ECVAN member originalprojects; is hosting the summit which will explore the role of creatives (individuals and organisations) in creating great places and how creative workspaces can make the most of a town's potential.

There will be a keynote lecture about 'Why' creative individuals and organisations are important to places by Charles Landry.

He is author of 'The Creative City: A toolkit for Urban Innovators' (2000); 'The Art of City Making' (2006); and 'The Intercultural City: Planning for Diversity Advantage' with Phil Wood. 

Following this, we will look at 'How’ creative individuals and organisations have found ways to exist within and contribute to the vitality of their locations. Case studies will be presented by:

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

A discussion chaired by Sarah Barrow, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Film and Media at University of East Anglia, will follow the presentations. 

The Aims of the summit are:

  • 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

For tickets and more infrmation about the event, click here.