STUDIO WAYNE McGREGOR
In 2017, Studio Wayne McGregor will open a world-class arts space within Here East in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This state of the art building will be the new home of Company Wayne McGregor, and will form the pulsing hub of all our creative work.
Created by architectural practice We Not I, the design will transform the interior of the utilitarian Here East building into an experiential environment comprising three large studios and a fluid series of collaborative workspaces.
As well as bringing together the creation of our professional productions, artistic collaborations and learning programmes, the new space provides us with the opportunity to set up an important new model of artist development and arts education based on the trading of space, time and skills.
The FreeSpace programme will provide artists and companies with access to our world-class studios regardless of funding or stage of development: Through FreeSpace, we will offer space free of charge in meaningful blocks of time towards rehearsal, research and creation. In return, we will ask FreeSpace artists to contribute to trading their time and expertise to deliver arts projects and creative engagements within schools and communities. These programmes will support artists to explore innovative new directions, and enable individuals of all backgrounds to discover their creative potential.
Images: Studio Wayne McGregor design renders by We Not I / DAS; Studio Wayne McGregor model by Hiro Takayanagi, photo by Richard Davies; View from Here East photo by Gilbert McCarragher.
We are in the last phase of our fundraising campaign and need your help. If you would like to be part of Studio Wayne McGregor's inspiring future and help us achieve our visionary space for making, please consider making a donation at this critical time.
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We are incredibly grateful to the generous current supporters of the capital campaign and the Studio Wayne McGregor vision.