The Creative Playground

What’s happening

The project began in April 2022. Since the announcement of the funding from Arts Council England in Dec 2021, the Core Consortium have been working hard to finalise the funding agreement with Arts Council England and prepare the detailed documents that form part of the agreement.

In July 2022 Project Director , Daryl Branch began working as the Project Director for the Creative Playground. In September 2022 there was a pre-launch event at the Nexus building on Manor Royal, where key stakeholders were invited to find out more about the project.

In November 2022 Daryl left the project to lead his own company that has been successful in entering Arts Council England’s National Portfolio. We are delighted to announce that the new project Co-Directors are Louise Blackwell and Sophie Eustace who started full time in March 2023.  Find out more about their appointment here.

The project runs until March 2025. The first year is about setting up the project, putting the structures in place to enable maximum collaboration with local people. The detailed creative programme has not been decided yet. A business plan is in development and will be signed off in May 2023 activity will then begin to take place.

For more information email [email protected]

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