We are passionate and experienced in identifying, programming and managing Creative Infrastructure spaces: places where creativity can be produced and consumed.
We work in three ways to achieve a stronger ecology of creative infrastructure in Bristol and the West of England.
- As consultants, supporting developers and local authorities to provide creative infrastructure as part of new developments via cultural strategies, connecting with the wide variety of planning, viability and placemaking benefits this brings.
- Setting up and managing creative infrastructure through co-design with local communities – such as St Anne’s House and The Tabernacle.
- Advocating for policy change, being part of a national conversation on how our towns and cities are conducive places to be creative.
Local authorities are supporting a greater use of creative infrastructure in place of public artworks in new developments and for a developer this can provide some highly positive benefits.
We know that the opportunity to experience locally focused creative and cultural events has not only a social value but a wider economic value, too.
In recent studies, property values around spaces that had creative and cultural activities outperformed the London average by 4.4% pa. Indeed, it has been demonstrated that arts and cultural events and experiences are intrinsic to economic and sustainable growth.
You can hear more about the benefits of creative infrastructure here: The Property Podcast
We have expertise in curating creative community programmes, and managing creative and community spaces. This exciting aspect of cultural programming is a complement to our public art projects, and is well supported by local authorities as a contribution to the social, economic and wellbeing value of both redevelopments and new developments. We also undertake viability assessments & creative programme management for creative and community infrastructure projects.
For an informal discussion with our public art producers, to explore how you might include creative infrastructure in your development or discharge a public art planning condition using this approach.
To hear more about how we can scope creative infrastructure viability and management plans.
To understand how this works within the planning system
If you have a space that you think could work for creative uses but would like to understand how this could be delivered, managed and funded.
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