Client: Silverstone Holdings Ltd
During Summer 2011, a presentation during the British Grand Prix and Formula 1 of 5 leading UK fashion designers working with leather. Read more »
Client: Craft Central, Clerkenwell
Research and development of investment attractive programmes for this central London studio and showcasing organisation. The work includes looking at philanthropic and private support mechanisms as well as recommendations for Board development.
Clients: Arts Council England, MLA & Renaissance
Brigid Howarth is the project director (with Susie O’Reilly) of museumaker, the £1 million programme that has delivered a new strategic partnership between the heritage and contemporary craft sectors; 500,000 visitors; national press coverage ranging from the BBC, Times, House & Garden and Crafts magazine and sell-out events and retail products.
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Clients: Nottingham Trent University & Arts Council England
Consultant (with Kate Stoddart & Letts Wheeler Architects) on a feasibility study into the launch of The Lace in 2013. Building international and national case studies, mapping fashion and textile centres across the UK, partnering with an architect to identify possible sites and securing two for possible refurbishment/site for new build, identifying investment opportunities, building staffing and operational budgets, and audience development strategies based on the most recent research on cultural consumption.
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Client: Designed & Made
Supporting the new Director of this craft and design Art Council RFO, based in the North East. The mentoring role includes developing its profile and networks nationally, sourcing investment potential and identifying sustainable income routes and working on all key organisation strategies. Designed & Made ‘nurtures, supports and exhibits clever and interesting stuff that has been designed or made in the North East of England.’
Client: University of the Arts
Working with local authority specialist Tony Buckley to create a logic model and framework for measuring the impact of Peckham Space, a new gallery focusing on engaged artistic practice with artists including Jessica Voorsanger and Harold Offeh. Liaising with stakeholders including artists networks and Southwark Council to inform framework and build buy-in to the project. Read more »
Client: The Royal Parks
UP Projects and Brigid Howarth also won the contract to research, develop and write a strategy for an Art Programme that would cross all eight Royal Parks focusing on the visual arts but also introducing other disciplines. The strategy made recommendations for a portfolio of projects, partnerships, funding options as well as practical considerations in delivering this kind of programme across multiple sites.
Clients: Arts Council, Crafts Council, Newcastle Gateshead Initiative
Commissioned by the Crafts Council and Arts Council North East, working with Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, to explore the distinctive characteristics of the market for contemporary design and craft in the North East: presenting option of how it can best be supported and developed. The main delivery model will be based on a range of contemporary souvenirs commissioned and then retailed through international trade shows in conjunction with regional tourism strategies; together with a buyer orientated web offer and a young collector event programme. Read more »
Client: Greening the Gateway
Up Projects and Brigid Howarth won the contract to develop and write the vision and framework for a Programme of Art in the Public Realm across North Kent as part of the Thames Gateway regeneration. Working closely with the project steering group comprising representatives from Greening the Gateway Kent & Medway, Kent County Council, CABE and the local authorities Medway, Swale, Dartford & Gravesham, we developed the vision for ARTLANDS North Kent, including recommendations for a Portfolio of commissions and projects that respond to the unique qualities of North Kent, delivery models, fundraising options and budget forecasts. As a result, a successful bid for £100,000 was submitted to the Arts Council.
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Client: Arts Council East Midlands
Project manager and fundraiser (£75,000) for QUEST, a new international programme connecting design practices in the UK and Netherlands with manufacturing companies, funded by the Arts Council East Midlands and in partnership with the Manufacturing Advisory Service. Read more »