The Creative Workspace Network aims to develop collaborative working amongst creative and cultural organisations throughout the SEMLEP area in order to overcome the common challenges they face.
Through establishing a greater partnership strength we aim to look at wider funding opportunities available in the sector, share resources, benefit from joint training and have a significant collaborative voice when challenges arise.
➤Our members are any Providers of Workspace for creative or artistic practice
➤Our agenda is Advocacy for an under-heard sector
➤Our activity is Nurturing – anything that can help arts and creative enterprise
➤Our outcome is Generating Opportunity out of possibility
➤The proposed result is Greater Critical Mass for the sector
The Project Manager is Maria Giangiulio.
**THE NEXT EVENT:
Please do come and join us for the Creative Workspace Network Re-Launch Meeting on April the 25th (12.30 – 2pm) at the Cranfield Innovation Centre in Bedford.
*Establish interest in, and fundability of projects in the SUMMARY:
*The Network: establishing and sustaining a collective presence across SEMLEP to strengthen the creative sector [ie dataset; new models]
*Resourcing: developing new and existing channels in SEMLEP for getting money into organisations, into programmes and into microbusinesses
[ie grant support; investment]
*Skill sets: building the skills across the sector that will nourish both the creative businesses and the organisations that are supporting the sector.
[ie education; skills development; apprenticeships]
*Developing premises: exploring all possible ways to provide the range of working environments that will nourish the greatest number of emerging creative organisations
[ie variety; availability; new models; live-work]
*Programming and collaborations: finding new creative things to do and newly creative ways to do them at sub-regional level.
RSVP ‘here’ or email via the link below.
OUR PARTNERS & SPONSORS
CWN is funded by The Arts Council with in kind support from Arts Gateway MK and Luton Culture and is made up of this core group:
➤Arts Gateway MK
➤NN Contemporary Art
➤MK Arts Centre
➤The Mill Arts Centre
➤South Northants Council
➤Cherwell District Council
➤Initial proposal in June 2015
➤Commitment to development of creative and cultural industries
➤Thriving cultural sector = businesses and skilled workforce staying in area
➤Development of cohesive and collaborative approach to tourism and culture
➤Challenge of SEMLEP geography
➤To develop collaborative working among creative and cultural workplace organisations throughout SEMLEP area.
➤Development of a core group
➤Mapping existing workspaces
➤Delivery of an inaugural event
➤Preparation of a prospectus
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS:
➤Creative workspaces able to collaborate – training, lobbying, advice and resources
➤Able to secure funding for further expansion
➤Joint funding opportunities
➤Establishment of a database which collates all information about creative workspaces in the region
➤ Types of workspaces included
➤Temporary Hire Venues