SPACER is a transdisciplinary art studio for sustainable creative practice. Our interdisciplinary team explores the purpose and value of creative practice through research, making, innovation and education. The work we produce exploits traditional and developing technologies, currently pushing art’s relationship with science, business, craft, education and research. We create artworks as individual artists, as a collective and for other creative practitioners.
SPACER has been developing its model since 2004. We have identified the heart of our model and have named it ‘Purpose’ – why are we doing what we do?
The Purpose of Art, is often defined by the environment it is created within. When reflecting on our Purpose, we at SPACER examine our broader landscape and then reflect our way towards our creative practice. This perspective has determined how we conduct ourselves as artists, as an arts collective, as a creative organisation, as a business limited by guarantee, as a social enterprise – all of which challenge the current economic framework where ecologically concerned, sustainable arts organisations, like ours, don’t always fit.
This area of our website explains how we, as creative practitioners, respond to 8 key areas where we also aim to be transparent and open about how we navigate and respond to them. They are the following: