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.

> People

Emma M Price

Emma M Price

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

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.

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Julian Hayman

Julian Hayman joins Studio Response following a 25 year career in the NHS. Julian is from Newport and spent the majority of his career in Communications and Engagement in the Corporate Services Team of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. In early 2018 he joined the Capital Planning team as a Programme Manager of the Grange University Hospital project in Llanfrechfa. The hospital opened 5 months ahead of schedule, within budget and has been providing critical urgent care since November 2021. Part of Julian’s remit was to provide clinical and staff input into a hugely ambitious arts programme covering a range of disciplines and areas throughout the hospital.