Working alongside artist Laurel Gallager, I am working on a project to explore the possibility of artists owning and operating assets in Stoke-on-Trent, in order to secure the creative practice in the city throughout the regeneration process and to explore alternative methods of housing development and cultural programming.

After 6 months of talks with regeneration specialists, the local authority, communities, architects and of course artists, the project is gaining support and will be a long-term commitment for those involved. I will discuss this more on my blog as developments become more concrete (pardon the pun).