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19th July 2013 Sara Lock

Resources tagged with "regeneration"

Regeneration through cultural investment

Twenty years ago Salford City Council had the ambitious plan to regenerate a working dock and The Lowry project was born. This area is now one of the most significant cultural and media destinations in the world and the fastest growing visitor destination in the UK. In this article, Julia Fawcett discusses The Lowry's impact study 'Beyond the Arts' and how of this type of financial investment can affect change far beyond artistic organisations and help shape the landscape.

Published:2014 Type: article


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Rural regeneration through the visual arts

The Lancashire Witches 400 project explored the heritage of the Lancashire Witches and the 400th anniversary of their trial and execution, alongside the enduring theme of persecution today. A diverse, creative programme initiated by Green Close Studios, involved hundreds of people participating in free workshops, talks and exhibitions featuring work from schools and the local community. There have been original creative responses from a range of artists including Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, and a new walking trail has been established across Lancashire featuring work by Sue Flowers, sculptor Stephen Raw and members of the local community.  

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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The impact of culture on the northwest economy

Demonstrating the economic impact of culture has become increasingly more important. This study examines how culture is an integral part of the whole economic renaissance strategy to enhance growth and wealth across the northwest. You'll find facts and figures along with supporting case studies to demonstrate the impact of the creative industries, regeneration, arts, museums, libraries, archives, heritage, sport and the tourist economy.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Explore case studies of how the arts and artists have contributed to regeneration and vibrant communities

In these case studies ACE identifies a range of artistic practice from across the country and looks at the role and impact of creativity within regeneration. The projects vary in scale and endeavour, but each identifies the very particular way that artists can influence and respond to regeneration. Each illustrates some of the ways art and artists are able to introduce enquiry, delight and responsiveness to initiatives that can sometimes threaten to overwhelm the very communities that they are intended to reach.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Culture, creativity and quality of place in Newcastle and Gateshead

This case study of Newcastle and Gateshead offers a clear example of successful transformation from coal city to culture city, underpinned by a dynamic form of urban entrepreneurship. Their experience is discussed in terms of mapping the contours of the next stage of the urban renewal agenda. Three issues stand out: The need to invest in diversity as a way of breaking the ‘buzz to bland’ cycle, whereby successful regeneration is rapidly followed by homogenisation. The importance of inclusion and everyday participation as a way of ensuring opportunities and benefits are spread across the entire community. The need to be serious about long-term sustainability, rather than quick fixes.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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King’s Cross: how cultural festivals can contribute to regeneration

How Create King’s Cross, London led a cultural programme of commissions, fringe activities, partner projects, community programme, training, and networking, supported by coordinated and research-led destination marketing to raise the profile of the area over time (milestone events rather than a one-off festival). Targeting local and inbound visitors, and especially early adopters, evaluation reveals the successes, challenges and lessons learned of a multi-partner strategy in a challenging location, including how it developed new audiences, started to create a new cultural destination and brand through good partnerships.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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How cultural regeneration is vital for placemaking

Explore how cultural regeneration can transform small centres in this article by Suzanne Dimmock.

By Suzanne DimmockPublished:2013 Type: case-study


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Being here: the impact of culture on regeneration and social inclusion

This case study - held up as an example of good practice by the DCMS - shows how cultural activity can be used for regeneration and social inclusion. The 'being here' project was a four year programme of arts and cultural activities in Southend on Sea and was managed by Momentum Arts on behalf of the Borough Council and Arts Council England East. It was a multi-agency partnership project providing participatory arts activities for young people aged 11 – 25 who faced social exclusion.  

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Museums as a catalyst for regeneration

Museums are now playing a role in community development and are increasingly becoming a catalyst for regeneration. They have become places that bring together different community groups, develop skills and address social issues. Somewhere the community can have a voice through collections relevant to them. This document brings together research from the likes of Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, Demos, National Museum Directors Conference, Heritage Link, English Heritage, Historic Houses Association, National Trust and Heritage Lottery Fund to give an overview of the value of Museums to communities.

Published:2013 Type: research


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