Space / Facilities:

Discussion Notes:

  • Audit of existing / potential venues.
  • Community asset transfer.
  • Regional / local government policy of exchange rates / rental for creative development.
  • Winning over landlords > local authority rates preferential.
  • Freeing up the huge number of empty premises.
  • Council Support > rates, charitable status.
  • Art Village > a big shop from ten years ago.
  • Studio / work space with subsidised charges / fees.
  • Space for development.
  • Hot desking > affordable, integrated working environment.
  • Use public / private galleries, library centres, Association of Moray Halls, schools.
  • Possible funding streams > sponsorship, wind farm fund, Baxters Foundation.

Theatre Space in Moray > Adapting the Model:

  • Portable equipment / mobile venue pop-up.
  • Technical back up.
  • Storage space.
  • Transport for equipment.
  • Example > Coma, Mull, Shetland


  • More dance studios and multi-functional spaces.
  • Affordable office space or hot desks and workshop rooms.
  • Community halls as a resource > investment, management, a rural hub.
  • The places that art can reach/touch that nothing else can.
  • Place Partnership funding used to provide workroom space for creatives.
  • An arts centre without walls (NTS model) > a hub across all art forms, community development and support.
  • A central resource for sound and lighting equipment with training opportunities for young people.
  • Address licencing issues with the Moray Council for film and performance.
  • Contemporary visual art exhibition space that is accessible.
  • High Street Art Spaces (Evening Economy): space, food and drink, local produce, pop up art spaces, pay as you stay idea.
  • Investment in venues to provide good technical facilities.
  • Travelling technician with PA and lights.