The digital platform will allow Islington’s large creative community to network and strategically develop new collaborations, activities, products and services. It also aims to encourage residents and visitors to take part in local arts projects and will provide a new market for creative goods and services.
The consultancy was chosen by the council on the strength of its previous digital portfolio and experience of working with cultural and creative bodies.
Fudge technical director Phil Jeffs says, ‘Creative Islington is an exciting project for us, and we look forward to developing a long-term relationship with the organisation.’
Fudge will work with creative economy consultant The White Room on the project, following previous successful collaborations. These include the Creative Central project for North Staffordshire Regeneration Partnership and the relaunch of the Creative Times in Manchester.
Creative Islington board member James West says, ‘The development of the website marks a new chapter in the life of Creative Islington. We are delighted to be working with Islington Council on this exciting initiative that will see the sector continue to flourish and grow.’