Over coffee I pushed Eddie on why he wanted to move from a non building based organisation that could create work anywhere across the city, which was lean, could focus resource on the art itself and which had no building overheads into a brand new building. Surely a building was limiting?
Eddie’s answer was frank and clear..
firstly every project took far longer than it needed to – finding a site, getting the appropriate permissions, making it work was all a major headache. We can do more and be much more effective in our own space
secondly you practically start from scratch with each project in developing an audience. With a building you can really build brand loyalty – it provides a central focus for what youdo, makes a clear statement
So definitely not a burden then!
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