Formed in 2010, Elbow Room is a cooperative of creative practitioners dedicated to providing the space, capacity and opportunity to make and experience art in the public realm.
Working primarily with visual artists, communities and private and public sector partners, our focus is to develop creative activity in public spaces through a collaborative, open and engaged approach. We aim to advocate for and forward contemporary practice and thinking in the field of art in the public realm through projects that encourage exploratory approaches to the integration of art into ‘everyday life’. We also endeavour to provide development opportunities and support for emerging artists interested in working in the public domain to keep the field fresh, sustainable and progressive.
Elbow Room is based in Wales. We intend to contribute principally to the cultivation and enhancement of the creative environment of Wales but are open to building relationships through project work beyond Wales, particularly where there are possibilities to progress connections between Wales-based creative practitioners and those based elsewhere.
We hope to inspire and create debate by initiating and delivering opportunities, projects, events, talks, seminars, publications and critical writing.
Elbow Room’s Co-Directors are Nia Metcalfe and Cinzia Mutigli.
Elbow Room Projects is a company limited by Guarantee and registered in England and Wales, number 7400072.
Elbow Room Projects is a not-for-profit organisation, with charitable aims and objectives and a registered Co-operative with cooperative values and ethos.