Commissioned by Arts Council England and delivered in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2008 – 2010
An action research programme around Placemaking that aimed to build capacity and resilience within the (cultural) sector and its commissioners.
Dr Franco Bianchini (Leeds Met), Dr David Bell (School of Geography, University of Leeds) provided contextual case studies for the project. 14 Practitioners from various fields across urban regeneration eg. Planners, Councillors, Curators, Artists, and Architects were provided with bursaries to participate part in the action research programme as well as provide peer review, critique and exchange for each others projects.
Place Making Participants included:
Ann Wallis – Head of Development, Arts Council England, Yorkshire
Anne Sherriff – Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods, Re’new, Leeds
Gisele Bone – Head of Learnin, Arc, Hull
Rick Faulkner – Director, Chrysalis Arts, North Yorkshire
Helen Pheby – Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Karen Durham – Regional Partnerships Officer, Arts Council England, Yorkshire
Jayne Bradley – Acting Director – The Shed, Doncaster
Andy Abbott – Artist
Simon Cooke – Income Generation & New Business Manager, re’new Leeds
Ruth Ben-Tovim – Creative Director, Encounters, Sheffield
Peter Rice – Architect & Tutor, Huddersfield University
Deborah Mund – Open Art
This research provided a foundation for and fed into the development of Ways of Hearing.