Over the last nine months or so I have been working with Mike Dring (BCU, Birmingham School of Architecture), Ruth Claxton (Eastside Projects) and Sean O'Keeffe (Capsule) to develop the Birmingham Production Space proposal. In it we imagine a new piece of cultural infrastructure, an interdisciplinary workspace with workshops and space for making at its core.
So far the proposal has been positively received, however to make the case that investment in affordable, professional workspace and production facilities is needed we really need to gather evidence, map the current context and find out who is working in the region, where and how they are accessing production facilities or technical skills development.
To this end we have put together a survey which we are hoping you will complete and help circulate to your networks including professionals and students.
This survey aims to map the workspaces, production facilities and skills development that artists, designers, makers, architects and cultural producers based in the West Midlands use or need. It can include information on what you desire as well as your current practice.
We need responses in by Sunday 23 November 2014.
Thank you in advance for your help - its very much appreciated.