Creative Estuary Commissions


Creative Estuary have today announced the first of their Estuary Commissions opportunities linked to Estuary 2020's Associated Programme.

Read the full brief HERE.

Creative Estuary is a partnership of public sector and cultural organisations working together with a simple ambition - to transform 60 miles of the Thames Estuary across Essex and Kent into one of the most exciting cultural hubs in the world.

Creative Estuary Commissions will support projects at a range of scales; from small scale grassroots commissions for emerging cultural activists, to large scale commissions with a range of partners.

ABOUT CREATIVE ESTUARY

Creative Estuary is a partnership of public sector and cultural organisations working together with a simple ambition - to transform 60 miles of the Thames Estuary across Essex and Kent into one of the most exciting cultural hubs in the world.

The Creative Estuary £7m programme (over 3 years) will drive forward the creative and economic evolution of Essex and Kent, and unlock its potential as an international production hub and a collaborative, inspirational space for a new generation of creative talent.

Creative Estuary will establish the region as a sustainable location for international creative industries to develop, offering new space, new infrastructure and new investment opportunities to support culture-led growth. It will support more than 400 new jobs, and deliver new skills, qualifications and apprenticeships for 300 people.

The Creative Estuary vision is supported by a consortium of public sector and cultural organisations, working together to support the Thames Estuary Production Corridor. They include the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP), Kent and Essex County Councils, the Greater London Authority, 11 local authority areas represented by Thames Gateway Kent Partnership and Opportunity South Essex, South East Creative Economy Network (SECEN), University of Kent, University of Essex, Locate in Kent and cultural organisations Metal, and Cement Fields.


Image: Crossing Bell by Angus Carlyle, Estuary 2016. Benedict Johnson


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