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The Nottingham Project launches with a plan to re-vision and rejuvenate the city

Mon 13th Jul 2020

by Creative Quarter

A major new board with the aim of rejuvenating Nottingham after the global Covid-19 crisis has launched today (Monday 13 July) in order to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to re-vision the future of Nottingham.

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“Given the events of 2020 and the impact the Covid-19 crisis has had on the creative and culture sector in our city - and around the world - there has never been a more important time for a project of this nature. Quite simply, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to revision our city. It is crucial Nottingham rejuvenates itself and has the ambition to become a world leader over the next decade. The creative talent we have in Nottingham is remarkable. What we as a city need to do is harness that talent and potential in order to build something exceptional that creates opportunities within the city as well as putting Nottingham on a global level. That’s why I am proud to have been asked to Chair this new body that we are calling The Nottingham Project - a project for the city and something everyone who lives in Nottingham should feel a part of.”

“The events of 2020 have had a devastating effect on the creative industry around the world. In Nottingham we have seen our iconic arts and cultural institutions shut for months and facing a fight for survival. What our city needs is not only a way to rejuvenate itself post Covid-19 but a plan to come back stronger than ever before, which is why I’m delighted and honoured to join The Nottingham Project as Vice Chair. I have long been a champion of culture and creativity in our city. I believe we have a unique and inspiring heritage as well as an exciting future, with so much incredible young talent coming through. This is the moment where we can begin to showcase to the world just how amazing Nottingham is”

“It’s thrilling to be working with the Nottingham Board for Culture and Creativity on this project that we hope will begin to inspire an exciting new future for the city and its cultural and creative economy. Covid-19 has shown us that, now more than ever, we need to find ways to stay connected and celebrate the things that bring us together. As a studio that prioritises human experience at the heart of our work, my team and I can’t wait to start working closely with the people who know Nottingham best. Our intention will be to develop ways for the city to harness its rich cultural heritage and extraordinary creative talents to secure its future as one of the most creative places in the world.”

“It has never been more important for Nottingham’s artists, businesses, institutions and communities to come together. We are delighted to support a programme of such ambition and confidence which shares the spirit of collaboration that also underpins our commitment to our joint Universities for Nottingham initiative, launched earlier this year. Both universities have been long-standing supporters of Nottingham’s cultural and creative sectors for many years and we hope that this investment will underscore the vital role that creativity and culture will play in local recovery and renewal.”

“As Nottingham BID shapes its plan for the next five years, we are delighted to be able to play such an important role in supporting the work of The Nottingham Project and its ambitions of producing a creative vision and masterplan for Nottingham for the next decade. For our city to succeed, we will need to bring forward bold and ambitious plans that drive Nottingham forward in the wake of COVID-19 and the accelerated speed of change in consumer behaviour that we are seeing already.”

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