Projects 2008 /

A Business Plan for Creative Islington

Client: Creative Islington

Research and development of Creative Islington’s 3 years business plan, assisting its ambitions to be a dynamic and co-ordinated agency providing high quality services to the arts and creative sector in Islington.

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Corby Priority Place: Living Places Partnership Research

Client: Corby Borough Council

Exploring opportunities for establishing appropriate cultural infrastructure in a town that had historically an under-developed cultural offer and lower than average audience levels. By acquiring a better understanding of cultural consumption and participation in Corby, we helped policy makers to make informed decisions about programming and delivery.

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Future Development of Artsmark

Client: Arts Council England

Scoping different options for the future development of Artsmark, the national arts award scheme for schools, in a context where arts and culture more generally are increasingly at the mainstream of the education experience.

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Cornerhouse: Rising to the Challenge - Strategic Opportunities and Priorities Action Plan.

Client: Cornerhouse, Manchester

Critical strategic consultancy for this innovative cultural institution to support and advise on operational and technological challenges and opportunities such as digitalisation, open-source governance models and cross-art-from practice.

Evaluation of Creative Exchange: South Yorkshire (CE:SY)

Client: Cultural Industries Quarter Agency (CIQA)

A strategic evaluation of CE:SY a key creative sector development programme that focused on supporting creative talent and creative workspace.

South Yorkshire Creative Workspace Demand Study

Client: Cultural Industries Quarter Agency (CIQA)

In depth analysis of creative workspace demand across South Yorkshire – a sub-region that had prioritised neighbourhood-level creative cluster development.

Ofcom - Public Service Benefits in Arts and Culture

Client: Ofcom

A high level study to examine the advantages and drawbacks associated with delivering public service benefits across the arts and cultural sectors.

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A Cultural Investment and Action Plan for West Northamptonshire

Client: West Northamptonshire Development Corporation

High level cultural planning project to identify cultural investment requirements in an area set to triple in population over 15 years.

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Own It in the North West

Client: Skillset

Feasibility into establishing a franchise for this specialised intellectual property support service for creative businesses as part of the business support offer in North West England.

Creative and Knowledge Clusters in Dubai

Client: The Edge

Major feasibility and strategic consultancy for a large new-build cluster in this emerging world city.

The Role of Live Music Venues in London

Client: London Development Agency

Establishing the current role and typology of live music venues and identifying how they can play a stronger role at the heart of London’s creative economy offer.

Creative Economy Advisors to the British Council

Client: British Council

Providing analysis and advice to the major arts consultation process underway.

Culture and Creativity in Oporto and Northern Portugal

Client: Oporto and North Portugal Regions

Leading a Creative Economy strategy for this region as its economy changes from manufacturing to tourism, services and the knowledge economy.

Creative Scotland

Client: Creative Scotland

A Creative Strategy paper for Creative Scotland, with John Knell. Advising partners on positioning Creative Scotland as the lead support body for the creative economy in Scotland.

A Cultural Vision for Margate

Client: Margate Renewal Partnership

A high profile cultural visioning exercise for this distinctive coastal town which started to benefit from Turner contemporary – a major cultural development; plus a gradual move towards culture-led regeneration.

Assessment of 3 Mills Studios Under the Ownership of London Development Agency

Client: London Development Agency

Feasibility research to assess whether the LDA should continue to own and invest in this £23 million facility for the London film industry.