Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #8

May 15th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Conference Research Showcase | no comments

Last year, photographer Sara Lyndsey captured 25 images of Creative Citizens on location in their communities for our Creative Citizen conference and exhibition. We’re now sharing these fantastic photos along with some information about each of the inspiring subjects.

These people do what they do not because they are paid to but because they want to. Their motivations are diverse – from doing something because they believe it has a social, cultural or economic benefit to the community to more personal motivations such as developing new friendships, learning and gaining skills or because it is something they enjoy.

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Gareth Jones founded a centre in Caerphilly called ICE (Innovation Centre for Enterprise) in 2012 which has, since opening, brought together over 100 businesses into one location to work in collaboration in an area of extreme economic inactivity. Gareth’s original motivation for doing this was to create a space where he wanted to work when he was starting up. Now he is focused on normalising the process of starting a business and helping more people realise they can – making success seem more realistic and failure as a stage of development, not a definition of character.

You can view the whole Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection here.

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