About

Devonshire Collective is a managed entity, establishing and maintaining a self-sustaining economic model in order to support and develop emerging, mid-career and established artists across the visual and performance spectrum.

In 2016, Eastbourne Borough Council and Eastbourne Housing Investment Company supported the transformation of three of its properties on Seaside Road and Seaside into creative spaces (DC1, DC2, DC3), to be leased to the Devonshire Collective C.I.C. for the benefit of artists and community members. Leaf Hall Community Arts Centre and Royal Hippodrome Theatre are part of the Devonshire Collective as DC+ Associates. The initiative is supported by Devonshire West Big Local and was originally set up by B&R Productions, who were commissioned by Eastbourne Borough Council to deliver the project.

DC1 at 67-69 Seaside Rd houses a contemporary café and gallery with space available for events, workshops, seminars and training.

DC2 at 137-139 Seaside Rd houses four artists’ studios, four pods and two makerspaces: Eastbourne Studio Pottery and The Print Room, offering a wide range of accessible courses for all levels.

DC3 at 1-5 Seaside houses the Workshop, a multi-purpose space for making, building and classes.

Ethos

Devonshire Collective is a managed entity, establishing and maintaining a self-sustaining economic model in order to support and develop emerging, mid-career and established artists across the visual and performance spectrum.

Through our work, we provide opportunities for community engagement, nurturing social cohesion and supporting cultural and economic regeneration.

The Devonshire Collective’s guiding principles are to:
•   Support and develop emerging, mid career and established artists across the visual and performance spectrum
•  Promote socially engaged creative practice
•   Create opportunites for community engagement
•   Offer training and professional development
•   Encourage, promote and practice wider social benefits

Governance

A Community Interest Company (The Devonshire Collective C.I.C.) holds the head lease and employs the staff involved in day-to-day management with Arts Advisory and Finance sub-committees.

DC Staff

Facilities Coordinator: Adam Spain

Cafe Manager: Heidi Turner

Administrator: Angela Elliott

DC Board of Directors

Lucy Dean (Acting Chair), Joe Hill, Lucy Day, Anna Winter, Claire Shoosmith,

 

 

Devonshire Collective CIC

Company number 10423887

Registered address 67-69 Seaside Road Eastbourne BN21 3PL