Anecdote by Andy Wood. Secrets and Light, Leeds 2006. Photography Jonty Wilde
How we work: Pick and Mix
The Agency puts together a team of highly experienced professionals with backgrounds in a variety of cultural areas. From public art, museums and galleries, commissioning contemporary art for heritage situations, architecture, exhibition concepts and design, graphic and digital design, pr and marketing and fund-raising, we can make the right team for the situation.
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Working from this broad knowledge and passion for contemporary culture, we are committed to coming up with great, realisable ideas that will intrigue and delight you and your intended audience, users or customers. Our projects will get people talking, raise your profile, enhance your image and get you meeting and communicating with new people - or the same people in a different way.
What we do:
Public art commissions and project management
Exhibition concepts, production and design
Festival curation and production
Creative ideas generation
Contemporary art for heritage situations
Strategies and fund-raising
Marketing, pr and design services
Chorus by United Visual Artists & Mira Calix for Opera North, Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds 2009.
Culture is changing rapidly, the boundaries between art, design, culture and media are closer together than ever before and new forms are emerging. Our vision is a society which sees no particular merit in the division between the serious world of `work` and the world of creative activity and experience. In a changing and challenging world we need new approaches to animate places, spaces and opportunities. All of us need to be refreshed and inspired; there are times when we all need more than the everyday.
As well as working on commissions for clients, we are committed to researching and initiating our own projects. This enables us to work with creative practitioners whose work is particularly boundary pushing, forge new partnerships with organisations and potential collaborators, seek out interesting locations and develop new opportunities.
Who sits in a chair like this? The Culture Company office, Leeds. Photograph by Simon Murray for Culture Vulture
This is the home of The Culture Company…we like to call it our Lower Ground NYC Loft apartment. Obviously just as groovy as anything New York can muster and yet, unlike NYC, marvelously handy for Leeds Train Station and all points north, south, east and west.
1. Ways of Looking
2. The Forty Part Motet
3. She, so Beloved
4. Chorus & Trace
4. Our Kid
5. Light Night 2007
6. Secrets and Light
8. Photography and New Media Awards
Opera North Projects wanted a new contemporary art commission to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first opera to be written, L'Orfeo by Monteverdi. The dark and gothic aesthetic of the legendary Brothers Quay seemed particularly appropriate and they were asked to make a new work responding to L'Orfeo – the story of Orpheus and his lover Euridyce in the Underworld. The Quays created a very beautiful installation consisting of a film, featuring the outstanding British tenor Simon Keenlyside and Royal Ballet prima ballerina Zenaida Yanowsky, and a magical box.The exhibition has since toured to France, Poland and Brighton.
"She, so Beloved: A magical vision of hell. Of all the many celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, none can be more hauntingly beautiful or arrestingly original than She, so Beloved." Rupert Christiansen, Review of the Year, Telegraph
Supported by: Capture, Leeds Art Gallery and Arts Council England.
We've worked with a huge range of clients from the public and the private sector. Sometimes we respond to tenders and briefs from clients and sometimes we take our own project ideas and present them to potential clients. The Culture Company strongly believes in working across sectors and will often act as the catalyst to the development of extremely interesting and innovative partnerships. We are well connected and always bring the best team and the most appropriate partners to the table.
“The Culture Company thinks collaboratively and works with passion. On the series of projects we have made together, The Culture Company has always supported Opera North's aims sensitively and with great understanding. At the same time they have encouraged us into new adventures and innovations, through which we have together created a unique and groundbreaking body of original work.”
Dominic Gray, Director of Opera North Projects
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The Culture CompanyLG3 Aire Street Workshops,30-34 Aire Street Workshops, Leeds LS1 4HT
Tel: +44 (0) 113 244 4130Email: firstname.lastname@example.org