THE HOWIE SMITH PROJECT
Company number 8002166. Registered
with Companies House, England and Wales, as a private limited company
by guarantee, March 22nd 2012.
The objects of The Howie Smith Project
Limited: are to carry on activities which are for a socially beneficial
purpose and in particular (without limitation) to obtain use of empty
and disused property, developing space for creative and artistic pursuit,
providing opportunity for community use, exhibitions, events, workshops
and education in arts related practices.
The Company is established for a
social enterprise and not established or conducted for private gain:
any profits or assets are not distributed as dividends, but are used
principally for social enterprise purposes to support the objects of
Dr Robert Howie Smith studied as a PhD academic researcher with the Department of Geography,
Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham. His subject
matter 'Urban Regeneration and the Creative Community' is allowing him
to understand alternate methods to approach urban regeneration as a
Social Enterprise where he is managing several exploratory case studies;
creative spaces for the benefit of the creative community, arts and
education, working alongside local artists and with (and sometimes against)
differing authoritative approaches to the formation of a Cultural Quarter
in Nottingham and Leicester.
2001 - 2011
Co Director and Co Founder The Art Organisation
a charitable concern for regeneration and education in the arts
TAOLiverpool /TAONottingham /TAOLeicester
Herne Bay, High Street
Whitstable, High Street 2003
Broadstairs, High Street 2002
Concept design, build and manage The Tivoli Beer Restaurant, Nottingham
(Nottingham's original 1920s theatre Playhouse, Goldsmith Street)
2005/2008 MASTERS (MA) PHOTOGRAPHY Research Degree.
year one 2005 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE ARTS, Rochdale Kent.
year two 2008 DE MONTFORD UNIVERSITY Leicester.
Produced body of research, photographic study (book) and social comment
relating to conservation and dereliction in urban environments
- teaching traditional photography
2008 - Study Programmme working with young persons supported
by Groundworks Nottingham, in association with Nottingham Community
2007 - Programme teaching traditional photography and printing for young
persons leaving social care in association with Nottingham City Council
Youth Services and National Lottery's Awards For All.
2005 and 2006 - Programme to young persons living in social care and
foster home, in association with Kent County Council Youth and Community,
Canterbury and Swale 16Plus and National Lottery's Awards For All.
1997 - 2000 BA HONS CREATIVE
CUMBRIA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, CARLISLE
Bronze and Silver level training - video camera, animation, VHS editing
and Aston text.
BTEC Certificate IT and RSA Clait Certificate Computing and Word Processing.
BTEC Certificate IT Desk Top Publisher - Quark Express.
BTEC Certificate IT Computer Art - Adobe Illustrator.
BTEC Certificate IT Computer Art - Photoshop.
BTEC Certificate of Achievement - Audio Visual Media and Photography.
Winner of Architects Plus Award ‘98 for Theatre, Drama, Music
Youth Development Worker
/ NVQ level 3
Currock Villa Youth Club, Currock, Carlisle.
BTEC Care in Mentoring.
Care for mental health training and work experience.
Art and Design/Art History/English Literature
Nottingham Post December 12
Windows of Christmas Cheer
UK Metro - Nottingham
Nottingham Post - Writer's
The Nottingham Post - Our
Community and Volunteer Service
Business East Midlands
Midlands Business News
THE NOTTINGHAM ART TRAIL by Robert Howie Smith
(music by Stoned
on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrEguxmdYZQ
THE CITY GALLERY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu8RZm25CiA
'It starts here'.
film shot by Paul Curtis
THE CITY GALLERY Dave Stickman
Higgins April 2012
THE CITY GALLERY exhibitions
through May and June
(music by Heal The
THE PAINTERS OPEN, NOTTINGHAM PHOTOGRAPHY, STUCKISM
TOWN TEAM Portas Pilot
Robert Howie Smith The Howie Smith Project
Jon Collins Leader of the Nottingham City Council,
John Yarham Head of Economic Development NCC,
Mike Taylor Nottingham Regeneration Limited,
Chris Manze Stone Soup Project,
Sean Akins Director Bildurn,
Mark Evans Creative Director Lambhorse Cabaret,
Sarah Hill and Manya Benenson Samanya Theatre Arts,
Simon Evan Ingeus UK(Nottm),
Dr Phil Jones University Birmingham.