"It is mostly creative people who are the lifeblood of thriving places" - Charles Landry
originalprojects; is excited to host Charles Landry, international authority on the use of imagination and creativity for urban change, as keynote speaker for their forthcoming Creative Workspace Summit in Great Yarmouth.
Tickets for the Creative Workspace Summit are now available:
Keynote: Charles Landry* (www.charleslandry.com)
Further contributions from: Creative Foundation (Folkestone) | East Street Arts (Leeds) | Outset (London) | Focal Point Gallery (Southend) |Paradise Works (Manchester) | MAIA (Birmingham) | HAT projects (Essex) | Smiths Row (Bury St Edmunds) and more. (full info and links below).
In recognition that our seaside towns are enjoying a creative and economic renaissance thanks to the movement and place making activity of pioneering artists and enterprising creatives the CREATIVE WORKSPACE SUMMIT welcomes artists, creatives, students, budding entrepreneurs, SMEs, councillors, planners, policy decision-makers, economists to Great Yarmouth to explore some of the issues facing creatives today and the ways that they are solving their work space issues through innovative resourcing and place making initiatives, which in turn can invigorate the fortunes of urban areas and lift neighbourhoods and communities.
The purpose of the event:
· to understand what drives a ‘creative quarter’?
· to share practical and progressive case-study experiences that inspire artist, creatives, students, budding entrepreneurs and SMEs,
· to demonstrate to decision makers (civic leaders and private business owners) the beneficial role creatives can play in creating great places, and how creative work spaces can make the most of a town's potential, attract diverse visitors and serve the year-round economy.
(Charles Landry, March 2018)
“What drives a creative quarter: The arts, a cultural facility, an incubation centre, the creative economy, the creative class (if such a thing exists) or a culture of creativity? All have their part to play, but ultimately it is a place where everyone can play their part in shaping, making and co-creating a place of possibility whether they are a bureaucrat, a social worker, a business person, a planner, a software engineer, an artist or filmmaker or the owner of the local cafe.To make such places work requires a collaborative spirit and mutual recognition of the assets, resources and skills each party brings. This creates the platform from which opportunity, the ability to solve problems and ideally good surprises emerge. Yet the world is changing dramatically too. It is driven by disruptive technologies and the delights and dilemmas of the digital age and an increasingly nomadic world. Where then do we belong when everything is on the move? Here we ask what is the special role of the arts and cultural activities?”
hosted by originalprojects; on behalf of ECVAN and Making Waves Together