Our public art and cultural strategies are robust frameworks for the future, offering practical guidance and sustainable methodologies for delivery. Generated through a collaborative and listening approach, our work builds trust within communities and a shared vision for better places. Arts and culture are essential components in successful development - making places where people want to be and contributing to long-term economic and social return. We offer strategic approaches to the integration of quality public art and cultural programmes that bring life to our towns and cities. Our approach is people-centred, developed collaboratively with stakeholders and communities to deliver sustainable creative futures. No two places are the same, so we work with the grain of the place, responding to and reflecting the unique qualities and opportunities of a location.
Their deeply consultative approach enabled CAS to develop a really effective strategy, which was an integral part of achieving planning approval in 2018. Their consultative process was clear and engaging, with excellent communication channels established and relationships built effectively across the stakeholder groups. They translated our vision ambitiously and presented curatorial ideas in the context of public art best practice, prompting new thinking as to what the role of public art can be in the masterplan. Their expertise and management of the process has helped immensely with internal governance approvals and avoided what can often be a difficult arena for public art commissions.
Luigi Scalera, Project Leader
University of Cambridge, Estate Management
Consultancy has worked for more than 15 years with clients to develop and deliver public art and cultural strategies that are unique to place and forward-looking. Our team has a diverse skillset to draw on when working with sites, from an understanding of landscape & architectural design to expertise working alongside communities and stakeholder groups to affect real change.
We deliver meaningful placemaking strategies that identify themes and areas of interest that are unique to their location and constituent groups. Our strategies acknowledge the economic and social realities our clients face and suggest creative routes to regeneration that lift up groups that have been previously overlooked.
We look at short wins like embedded meanwhile spaces in disused high streets as well as longer-term objectives like the creation of nationally-endorsed cultural hubs when we consult with clients. We’ve delivered public art and cultural strategies for universities, private developers, local authorities and the NHS and have developed an approach that is expansive, socially engaged and genuinely exciting to take part in.
Our strategies are developed through a combination of literature reviews, site visits, consultations and staged workshops. We work to understand what makes a site unlike any other as well as the challenges it faces. Our strategies offer deliverability, acting as frameworks for the implementation of ambitious schemes for years to come.
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Developers: West Cambridge public art strategy
Local Authorities: Larry Achiampong for City of London,Smithfield
Universities: NW Cambridge Artist Residencies
In every community, there are people with perspective insight on the area’s history, cultures and communities and many other aspects. By co-creating cultural strategies relevant to the community with the community, we seek to harness energy, imagination and local knowledge. In partnership with established communities, we develop context specific, meaningful cultural experiences which people want and will value.
CAS *consultancy have consultants with particular strengths in cultural strategies, please visit their profiles via the following links