Exploring the role of artistic processes and identity in local regeneration

This conference was delivered by SURF in partnership with Fablevision, at The Pearce Institute, Govan, Glasgow,  and supported by the Scottish Wave of Change initiative and Heritage Lottery Fund (Scotland).

This conference was a cinematic exploration of creative approaches to community regeneration that aimed to:

  • Showcase different visions and real successes
  • Promote practical policy lessons from proven creative approaches
  • Explore the best ways to support real community regeneration in the post property boom climate
  • Highlight creative and artistic approaches to building authentic community identities and resources

The conference was built around a series of ‘Moving Conversations’ that combine lively debate with films from the Scottish Screen Archive. Key contributors included:

  • Andrew Dixon – Creative Scotland
  • Gerry Hassan – Scottish Wave of Change
  • Diane McLafferty – Head of Regeneration Policy, Scottish Government
  • Stewart Murdoch – Director of Leisure and Communities, Dundee City Council
  • Jackie Killeen – Head of Policy and Development, Big Lottery Fund in Scotland
  • Colin McLean – Chief Executive, Heritage Lottery Fund (Scotland)
  • Pauline Gallacher – Neilston Community Development Trust
  • Liz Gardiner of Fablevision on cultural heritage in Govan
  • Shaeran Averbuch of JUMP on Granton sur Mer
  • Andrew Crummy on the Prestonpans ‘Three Harbours’ Project

The process and outcomes of the Creative Approaches conference were filmed and are available online. Video links are available in a full conference report which is aimed at inspiring further discussions and decisions towards a creative regeneration of Scotland.

Download an event report.