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New Arts Venue located in the Creative Quarter Set to Become An Incubator for Creative Talent in Nottingham

November 30th 2020

by Creative Quarter

A brand new centre for the arts in Nottingham is set to become a hub for nurturing fresh talent, offering skills support and collaborative opportunities to artists as well as shining a light on the creative life of the city through an innovative programme of events.

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“We have come together with a desire to help the grassroots community arts scene and this shared ethos is what has brought us together first and foremost. We want to become an incubator for the creative talent that exists in the city. FGP will be a place for creatives to test ideas, a seeding environment where they can access skills, knowledge and equipment. Physically, we are creating open spaces within the building along with a culture where everyone is invited to be experimental, with the freedom to fail and to inspire each other.”

Will Robinson Tricia Gardiner Ian Gardiner Lukas Cole and Avarni Bilan Credit Charlotte Jopling

“Taking on our own place is the logical progression from staging events across other venues where elements were out of our control. As a venue, FGP has huge potential. Now we can curate the event experience from conception through to every aspect of delivery from the light and sound through to the quality of the bar. Events will have an emphasis on quality as it gives us creative freedom and takes away the pressures such as having to be in and out within a day.”

Circle of Light at FGP Credit Charlotte Jopling 1

“FGP is a beacon of hope for the arts at a time when the sector is facing an immediate crisis. While we have been working on this idea before the pandemic arrived, the last few months has shown how much this is needed. We want to be an accessible and affordable space for upcoming talent to come and use the building. We can help match people up with different opportunities or those who can help with the skills they need. FGP is also an opportunity to showcase the creative life of the city to a wider audience.”

Fisher Gate Point interior stairs Credit Charlotte Jopling
Fisher Gate Point interior girders Credit Charlotte Jopling
Fisher Gate Point interior lift Credit Charlotte Jopling
Fisher Gate Point outside Credit Charlotte Jopling

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