‘Hackney Wick and Fish Island CIC is the pivotal anchor of the local creative economy. Harnessing the collective voice of local stakeholders, it has proved to be a powerful vehicle that enables local organisations to thrive, overcome barriers to sustainability and keep abreast of important local issues within an ever changing external environment.‘
Juliet Can, Director, Stour Space
‘For the past 7 years, the Cultural Interest Group has been an unwavering force within the local creative community providing an incredibly useful forum for both the London Legacy Development Corporation and the Foundation for FutureLondon and a magnet for anyone wanting to connect with and find out more about the creative area. Creative Wick has also been an important partner in connecting our incoming Culture and Education District Partners to the local creative economy, which is essential in creating a new thriving cultural centre for London.’
Adriana Marques, Head of Arts and Culture Programme, Foundation For FutureLondon.
‘Hackney Wick and Fish Island CIC is a driving force behind local creativity and innovative thought. Here East shares its vision to develop a vibrant and sustainable creative economy, and strong local partnerships are crucial for this. The CIC has displayed a brilliant commitment to collaboration with hackney residents, businesses and local stakeholders and Here East has benefited greatly from this partnership. We are lucky to have them as a neighbour.’
Gavin Poole, CEO, Here East
Hackney Wick & Fish Island Cultural Interest Group (CIG) was founded in 2010 and is the monthly private sector networking meeting of Hackney Wick and Fish Island’s stakeholder community and particularly those involved in the arts, culture and creative practice as part of their business.
The CIG is organized by Creative Wick on a pro-bono basis as part of its long-term commitment to the Hackney Wick and Fish Island Community.
Creative Wick is a founding member of UNIT APD, a community based, built environment consultancy with expertise in architecture, planning and development that was formed by experts, professionals and community members living or working in the area surrounding the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
For more information, please visit the UNIT website