Creative Industries and Sustainable Regeneration:
A one day seminar examining the regenerative impact of creative industries’ studio developments.

Thursday 3rd April, 2008

"Inspiring talks and ideas"

Image courtesy of David Panton

John Onslow, Cambridgeshire Horizons
Donna Lynas, Wysing Arts Centre
Jason Martin, Hawkins/Brown Architects
David Panton, Acme Studios
Teo Greenstreet, The Media Centre, Huddersfield

Funded by CABE and Cambridgeshire Horizons

On Thursday 3rd April 2008 35 delegates and speakers came together at the newly reopened Wysing Arts Centre to compare experiences of studio developments. The day opened with a coach tour of Wysing Arts’ neighbouring villages of Bourn and Cambourne followed later by a tour of Wysing’s new development led by architect Jason Martin. Speakers’ presented first hand, nuts and bolts accounts of three contrasting models of successful studio development and described their impact on the surrounding communities and environment.

Images courtesy of Teo Greenstreet

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Please note that the presentations below and images contained within them remain the copyright of the respective speaker.

Donna Lynas, Director, Wysing Arts Centre
Donna focused on the redevelopment of Wysing Arts, including the building project and a new management approach to both the development of resident artists’ work and to that of Wysing Arts’ current artistic and revenue programme.
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David Panton, Co-Director, Acme Studios
Acme is the leading artist studio developer in the UK. The presentation outlined a potted history of Acme from its beginnings as an ‘artist led’ studio group in the 1970’s to its current status as successful non-profit studio developer and manager.
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Teo Greenstreet, Chief Executive, The Media Centre
Teo examined the ‘nuts and bolts’ of successfully managing The Media Centre in a period when its income profile has changed from a funded studio landlord to a self-sufficient service provider to new and emerging creative industries businesses. The presentation touched on the experience of running The Media Centre’s recently completed radical environmentally sustainable landmark building and contrasted it with Teo’s previous experience as a founder and Director of Circus Space in Hoxton.
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