Great West Creatives – Developing a Creative Enterprise Zone for Hounslow and West London
An invitation to creative businesses, practitioners, and artists
1.30 – 3.30pm, Thurs 12 July 2018
at Watermans Arts Centre, 40 High St, Brentford TW8 0DS
Hounslow Council – with partners including West London Business – has been shortlisted by the Mayor of London to develop a plan for a Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) in the Borough, to support the creative sector in Hounslow and in West London. The Council has to submit plans to the Mayor by the end of July and they are keen to have the input of creative people so that they can reflect your ambitions and your needs in those plans. If our plans are successful, the CEZ could see the Council have resources to invest in working space for creative enterprises, learning training and skills development, access to business support and the development of stronger networks and connections to deliver improved outcomes for all our creative people and businesses.
This event marks a first step in convening a community of interest around the concept of the Creative Enterprise Zone. It is also a mechanism for galvanising collective support for the idea of the CEZ. It is an exchange and a call to action. Help the Council to communicate to GLA that Hounslow is a creative place, tell them what’s happening in general and help Hounslow understand how they could help you thrive.
1.30pm Arrive and sign in, drinks and refreshments
1.40pm Welcome from Watermans Arts Centre
1.45pm CEZ Direction of travel
Presentation from DCA, Studio Weave – consultants working with us on the bid
2.00pm Contributions from participants and Q&A session
2.30pm Break for refreshments & informal conversations, fill in feedback posters
3.00pm Further thoughts, Round-up of feedback, Description of next steps
3.00 – 3.30 Thanks and networking
Who it is for:
IT & Technology sector, Artists, Creative Practitioners, Creative People and Places participants – anyone who is keen to see how a CEZ could boost the local economy.
Let Hounslow know you can come and make sure they have your details for the future…
Please join the Council on the 12 July 2018 and let they know by clicking
If you can’t come do let Hounslow Council know your contact details so they can keep you up-to-date about the CEZ and tell them if you would like to talk to them separately – you can contact the project team via firstname.lastname@example.org