A perpetual, community-led art project is transforming neighbourhoods in Exeter, street by street. JoJo Spinks explains why handing control of commissioning to local people has been crucial to its success.
Not convinced that existing artist development programmes were making a tangible difference, New Perspectives Theatre Company has created a year-long scheme designed to be both open and flexible, says Jack McNamara.
The Creative Land Trust, backed by seed funding of £4m from City Hall and £2m from Arts Council England, will seek additional finance from property developers and ask London councils to safeguard affordable workspaces.
ACAVA’s new Chief Executive expressed regret about causing distress to studio holders, linking the hike to a “critical cash flow crisis” that had brought the organisation to the edge of “almost certain bankruptcy”.