A 'Howie' - a forgotten hollow
(from Ayrshire - Scotland)
A 'Smith' - A skilled person, an artisan, a jack of all trades.

Creative spaces for creative people.

THE HOWIE SMITH PROJECT
A PHD study in regeneration and the creative community

"A Social Enterprise supporting regeneration and the use of derelict spaces
to create artistic opportunity for the benefit of the Community"

 
Station Street Studios, Nottingham NG2
  The City Gallery, Nottingham
 

The Corner, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1

  The Beacon on Bluebell Hill
St Ann's Nottingham
  Oriel Chambers Courtyard, NG1
The Five Leaves Bookshop
  The Nottingham Writers Studio
25 Hockley Nottingham NG1
  City Arts Nottingham
11-13 Hockley Nottingham NG1
  Desk Space
15 Smithy Row, NG1
 

Public Art in Nottingham
Station Street #rebelnotts
Lace Market #creativenotts


Links to spaces in Nottm.
  LEICESTER
Humberstone Gate
  Southwell - Burgage Garden Workshops
  Richmond House
Canal Street, Nottingham
THE HOUSE PROJECT

  Information




THSP LIMITED
THE HOWIE SMITH PROJECT Limited
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 the company.

PHD STUDY
2011- 2016

Robert Howie Smith is currently studying as an 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.

HISTORY
2001 - 2011
Co Director and Co Founder The Art Organisation
a charitable concern for regeneration and education in the arts
TAOLiverpool /TAONottingham /TAOLeicester
www.theartorganisation.co.uk
Herne Bay, High Street 2003
Whitstable, High Street 2003
Broadstairs, High Street 2002
www.bluehouseart.org.uk
1994/1995
Concept design, build and manage The Tivoli Beer Restaurant, Nottingham
(Nottingham's original 1920s theatre Playhouse, Goldsmith Street)

PERSONAL CV
Previous Achievements
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
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT - teaching traditional photography
2008 - Study Programmme working with young persons supported by Groundworks Nottingham, in association with Nottingham Community Foundation.
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 ARTS Degree
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 and Dance.
Youth Development Worker / NVQ level 3
Currock Villa Youth Club, Currock, Carlisle.
BTEC Care in Mentoring.
Care for mental health training and work experience.
A'level
Art and Design/Art History/English Literature

TESTIMONIALS
The Nottingham Post December 12
Weekend Notes
Windows of Christmas Cheer
(Nottingham Retail Bid)
RobertHowieSmith
Left Lion
UK Metro - Nottingham
The Nottingham Post - Writer's Studio
T
he Nottingham Post - Our Rebel Writers

Left Lion (The Beacon)
Creative Nottingham

Nottingham Community and Volunteer Service

Love Business East Midlands
East Midlands Business News

YOUTUBE VIDEOS
THE NOTTINGHAM ART TRAIL by Robert Howie Smith
(music by Stoned Soul Picnic)
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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s46DpXRXY40

THE CITY GALLERY exhibitions through May and June
(music by Heal The Last Stand)
THE PAINTERS OPEN, NOTTINGHAM PHOTOGRAPHY, STUCKISM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50DAoBzqlHU&feature=relmfu

NOTTINGHAM 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.

SOCIAL LINKS
CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL: robert@howie-smith.org.uk

FACEBOOK: roberthowiesmith

linkedin: Robert Howie Smith

YouTube: RobertHowieSmith

twitter @RobHowieSmith

 

  Southwell - Burgage Garden Workshops

the next project


 

Richmond House Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1
THE HOUSE PROJECT
in collaboration with The Stone Soup Project


THE TELEVISION WORKSHOP

THE STONE SOUP ACADEMY

  Station Street Studios, Nottingham

IS NOW CLOSED
The buildings are awaiting demolition

  The City Gallery, Nottingham
THE CITY GALLERY
is currently transient
and seeking new space

 

The Corner, Lace Market, Nottingham

A CENTRE FOR CREATIVITY,
AN INTERNET WORK HUB
AND MEETING ROOM,
A PERFORMANCE AND
REHEARSAL THEATRE,
A GALLERY,
WORKSHOP SPACE,
WORK OFFICES,
CREATIVE STUDIOS,
DESK SPACE.
AN EVENT SPACE


  The Beacon on Bluebell Hill
St Ann's Nottingham

Working with local community members of St Ann's Projects and the neighbouring Zig Zag Community Gardens, The Howie Smith Project began looking into ways to bring the former Beacon Pub building back on line after several years of dereliction.

Unfortunately after six months the premise was granted planning permission and with the site ready to open its doors, access to the site withdrawn.

  Oriel Chambers Courtyard, Smithy Row
The Five Leaves Bookshop

Formerly The City Gallery, the site at
14a Long Row stands now transformed to
THE FIVE LEAVES BOOKSHOP

Nottingham's first Independent general bookshop
since 2000

  The Nottingham Writers Studio
Hockley Nottingham
 

25 HOCKLEY, NOTTINGHAM NG1 1FH

THE NOTTINGHAM WRITERS GROUP HQ

a meeting place, a study place, a place for writing, workshops, and literary performance

  Desk Space -shared office accomodation
15 Smithy Row, Nottingham
 

situated across the courtyard from
the Five leaves Bookshop
DESK SPACE
offers affordable desk space
for start-up creative business
in a shared office environment

  Public Art in Nottingham
Station Street #rebelnotts
Lace Market #creativenotts
 

CREATING OUTDOOR SPACES
FOR PUBLIC ART -
THSP TOWN TEAM
A project that involves public art and greening sites at Station Street and in the Lace Market and Hockley,
to improve dereliction and
affect footfall to derelict areas.

    Town Team Funding (Portas Bid) £10K

In December 2012
THSP received £10,000 from the Portas Bid
How the Money was spent!
(and a little more beside)

Supporting Oriel Chambers project to sustainment
for one year 2012-2013.

NOTTINGHAM CREATIVE LEGENDS
Lace Market
#creativenotts

Nottingham's
Historic Lace Market and Hockley
MAP
creative business and enterprise
#creativequarter

Welcoming banners at Station Street.
'OUR REBEL WRITERS'
Sillitoe, Lawrence, Byron
#rebelnotts

  68 Humberstone Gate - Leicester's Cultural Quarter

Two premises at the entrance to the proposed creative quarter of the city.
LEICESTER

Sixty-Eight Humberstone Gate is now open.
Available Creative Spaces for creative enterprise.
Offices and studios to rent.



    Links

Other websites relating to Robert Howie Smith

www.bluehouseart.org.uk
www.darkroomarts.org.uk

www.theartorganisation.co.uk

pencil sketch Robert Howie Smith by Sasha

Photos of Rob by Nickshots



EMAIL: robert@howie-smith.org.uk
linkedin
: Robert Howie Smith
Twitter: @Rob Howie Smith
@TheBeaconNottm @TheCornerNG1 @NottsCityGallery


FACEBOOK:
roberthowiesmith
FACEBOOK
: The City Gallery Nottingham
FACEBOOK: The Corner
FACEBOOK: TheBeaconNottingham

YouTube: RobertHowieSmith
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