Creative Wick, in partnership with Brazilian NGO Instituto Cultural Pólen, is delivering its first Olympic Legacy project in Rio de Janeiro, less than a year after the RIO2016 Olympics. (more…)
Creative Wick is offering a free 2-month film school opportunity open to all East Londoners aged 16 to 18 years old. Applications for the Creative Wick Film School 2017 need to be received by MIDNIGHT on Sunday 12th March.
Art Map London in partnership with Creative Wick present THE ART TALKS (SEASON 3):
a series of talks that focus on professional development for artists and art professionals, where the best art professionals and industry leaders are invited to talk and share their knowledge with artists and art professionals in early stages of their careers.
On 20th September, Creative Wick facilitated a free Funding Options and Marketings Strategy Workshop for Creative Businesses at Arebyte gallery in Hackney Wick.
The Workshop was an initiative from Get Set for Growth that explored available funding opportunities with a focus on creative type businesses. We discussed the pro’s, con’s and availability of grants, crowdfunding, angel investment and loans as well as the business planning and marketing strategies required to secure them.
Béton Brut Gallery is a new collaboration between Creative Wick and Béton Brut. A gallery that will host exhibitions of the work of Hackney Wick and Fish Island’s best established and emerging artists. Béton Brut‘s first exhibition opened on the 14th September featuring Gavin Turk, presenting ‘Transit’. (more…)
In June 2015, Creative Wick started working with UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity, Institute for Sustainable Resources and the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis on a research project into Hackney Wick and Fish Island’s informal sharing economy.
The research led to an exhibition on Hackney Wick & Fish Island’s creative community’s unique sharing economy that took place at Things Fashions. The Painting Connections, exhibition featured specially commissioned work from local artists Marie Brenneis, Natalie Ryde and Ansell Cizic and took place between 29–31 July 2016 as part of the Hackney Wicked Art Festival’s DIY Open Studios.
Here you can access the final report for this research – Sharing in the Creative Wick: East London Informal Economies and Science Data Pilot.
Home to more artists than anywhere else in Europe, Hackney Wick is a unique melting pot for creatives from all over the world.
Creative Wick delivered a tour to Sir Bill Castell, the Chairman of the Foundation for Future London, responsible for the development of the Culture and Education District (Olympicopolis) in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
In December 2015, Creative Wick delivered a tour for representatives of the municipality of Syddjurs in Denmark who were interested in learning from Hackney Wick’s experience of culture and creative-led regeneration.
“What would you do to maintain the richness of the cultural and creative community in a place like Hackney Wick and Fish Island to build its long-term resilience for future generations?” – Wick Development Forum, 2015
Creative Wick and Stour Space organised the first Barclays Bank creative business workshop in Hackney Wick on 28th May, 2015 at Stour Space. Two sessions of one-to-one surgeries were held with a range of business advisers in the morning followed by an afternoon group session of general financial and business advice. Barclays brought an accountant, two lawyers, a business banking manager and a UKTI representative to answer questions.
The free one-to-one surgeries were offered to local creative businesses to discuss and receive feedback on a range of business issues from tax, company structures, money planning, finance and, international markets.
Creative Wick was commissioned by Laing O’Rourke to design and run a 5 week program of innovative workshops for Gainsborough Primary School year 6 students that used art and design to introduce possible career opportunities in the construction industry. The workshops asked students to design and build models of their own buildings and were accompanied by a publication and culminated in an exhibition at Here East. (more…)
Creative Wick facilitated a joint venture between renowned Hackney Wick based artist Martin Richman and Things Fashions, one of the UK’s largest specialist suppliers of printed garments, also based in Hackney Wick.
The project demonstrated that mutual commercial benefit can be achieved when local businesses and artists work together.
Creative Wick was commissioned by Get Living London to source local artworks to install in the entrance halls and lobbies of their properties in East Village. Engaging its extensive network of artists, makers and designers, Creative Wick supplied artworks including painting, photography, furniture and sculpture resulting in the injection of more than £100,000 into the local creative economy.