Building Culture - how UK creative space is being secured, preserved and transformed

There's a story almost every every month about the creation and preservation of creative spaces, inspiring design and new homes for arts and culture across sectors.

In March 2019, the English National Ballet will move to a new home on London City Island in Canning Town. We'll have more on this forward-thinking and innovative space next month, but it is just one example of creative and cultural organisations requiring, finding and securing new space.

In just the last six months, we've had the announcement of V&A East and the completion of Scotland's first-ever design-focused museum V&A Dundee; the move of the Museum of London from London Wall to West Smithfield in Farringdon; and the National Museum of Scotland finishing its 15 year redevelopment. On the complete other end of the scale, a temporary space has been erected in Bristol for two shows in March by trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack before a new arena is due to be built outside the city. 

There are further stories from February about the launch of London's first purpose-built immersive theatre complex, this year's Serpentine Pavilion designed byJapanese architect Junya Ishigami, and the launch of the Mayor of London-supported Creative Land Trust which seeks to secure and preserve suitable studio and artistic space for London. 

If you have a positive story about how a new creative space is transforming your city, sector or own organisation, please let us know and upload it to the Culture Diary

We also want to know how you're using new spaces that are popping up around the country – your events, showcases, festivals and exhibitions are all perfect for promotion through our socials and future newsletters. Add them here.


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