The Devonshire Collective

 
 

In 2016 B&R Productions were commissioned by Eastbourne Borough Council to deliver on their proposal for Devonshire Collective. With the existing Leaf Hall Community Arts Centre and Royal Hippodrome Theatre as associate venues, three empty retail units along Seaside and Seaside Road were converted into a cafe and gallery space, workshop and maker spaces and studios.

B&R Productions worked closely with Eastbourne Homes and Eastbourne Borough Council to transform these spaces with additional support from Devonshire West Big Local, Locate East Sussex and Coastal Communities Fund.

 

 

B&R Productions secured funding from Arts Council England to deliver a Launch Programme of activities, commissioning artists and companies across the visual and performance arts to work on a range of projects, performances and exhibitions.

Devonshire Collective is now a managed entity run by Devonshire Collective CIC for further details visit devonshirecollective.co.uk or contact Programme Development Manager Amy Solis on programmer@devonshirecollective.co.uk

 
 
The project is quickly becoming a key element of our regeneration work in the Devonshire Ward and I’m sure the excellent work you have done in setting it up on such a strong and sustainable basis will help this to continue into the future. We have already received very positive feedback from the community as well as local and regional stakeholders. In particular we were impressed by:
·  The professionalism of the project team and the ability to overcome significant challenges
· Your skill in engaging with a wide community of arts practitioners and local businesses
·  The capacity to balance differing objectives/constraints and to work with us as a local authority to manage and deliver the vision
— Paul Turton Project Director HDEP