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At Studio Response we believe that artists can enrich the quality of our public spaces and we work with artists to respond creatively to the people, place, culture, heritage and aspirations of neighbourhoods, towns and cities across the UK, and internationally. We invite artists, designers and architects to make new works with the public at the centre of how their ideas unfold, whether resulting in permanent sculptures or temporary artworks, socially-engaged projects or integrated architectural designs.

We respond to policy

We know that creative and cultural engagement can bring enormous value to residential, education, regeneration and health developments. Whether it’s working to the principles of the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act, discharging planning conditions or delivering good practice and innovation in creative placemaking, we can devise and deliver original and inspiring projects.

We respond to you

We’re committed to supporting artists and to creating extraordinary site-responsive art in the public realm for our partners. Tell us about your work and what you want to achieve.

We respond to communities

People make places. We work with artists to develop projects that meaningfully engage with, and respond to, communities.

We respond to place

Our projects are site-responsive. We begin with the people, place, culture, heritage, aspirations and built / environmental landscape of the neighbourhood, town, village or city in which we’re working.

We respond to creative people

We are committed to finding new opportunities for artists, designers and architects toconsider the social, economic, cultural and environmental landscape we find ourselves in and we invite them to make new work with our partners.

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Emma M Price

Emma M Price
Co-director

Emma M Price has been commissioning public art for more than fifteen years, managing projects with local, national and international artists for public and private clients in the education, infrastructure, health, housing, regeneration and engineering sectors. Emma is a passionate advocate of socially engaged art in the public realm and the evolving appreciation of art in the built environment as a part of the everyday.

With a BA (Hons) in Design: Photography and a postgraduate diploma in Design Management, Emma previously worked for CBAT, The Arts & Regeneration Agency and Safle. In 2010 Emma founded EMP Projects – Studio Response follows on from the work produced by EMP Projects and Associates. Emma is currently a National Advisor for the Arts Council of Wales, Board Member for Porth Teigr Community Fund and Board member for Cardiff Contemporary Visual Arts Festival. She is also a member of RSAW – Design Circle and Design Commission for Wales – HATCH.

Emma M Price

Jo Breckon
Co-director

Jo has more than twenty years experience of programme development, delivery and management in the arts. She has been working with public art since 2005, and has particular interest and expertise in commissioning both temporary and permanent work within a healthcare context. Jo has expertise in strategic planning, research and analysis, funding, and public policy for the arts in Wales.

Jo previously worked for Willis Newson, one of the UK’s leading arts and health consultancies, becoming its Deputy Director in 2010. Prior to this, Jo worked with the Arts Council of Wales for 9 years. Jo has an MA (Oxon) in English Language and Literature, and an MA in European Cultural Policy and Administration from the Centre for Cultural Policy Studies at the University of Warwick. Jo is currently an external assessor for the Arts Council of Wales’ Lottery Capital Programme, specifically its public art strand.

Louise Hobson

Louise Hobson
Creative Producer

Louise Hobson is an independent curator / producer based in Cardiff. Louise joins the Studio Response team with 4 years experience of developing independent curatorial projects and working in partnership with Wales based arts organisations including Oriel Davies, recently curating a 12-month programme of artist commissions. Across 2018/19 Louise will support Sean Edwards’ Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice presentation at the Venice Biennale in the role of Assistant Curator.

Louise’s recent curatorial projects include: 7 Common, a Case Studios project in collaboration with local partners examining artistic strategies within food politics, societal culture and commuting along the route of the 7 Train, NYC (2017) and Roman Štětina: Shave and a haircut – two bits, a site specific installation commissioned by Cardiff Contemporary.