Art Work Placement
For Business

For the first phase of this new and exciting project we are looking for five businesses across Northamptonshire to partner with us. ArtWork Placement is an innovative collaboration between culture and business, which will explore how integrating art into daily working life can not only enrich the workplace but can effect change within it.

The idea stems from Hamish Fulton’s statement that “An object cannot compete with an experience” and we want to work with businesses to commission their own Artist in Residence, which will be followed by a series of bespoke training sessions, exploring how creativity can be used to address business issues such as HR, growth and productivity.



  • Work with an artist in residence to develop artwork for an exhibition on their premises and explore the creativity of staff.

  • Invite their clients (existing & potential) to a special launch event with the artist.

  • Take part in conversations around re-thinking work processes and practices.

  • Work with a Change Consultant and an artist to develop a bespoke training session around the theme of “Innovation through Art”.


  • Present innovative exhibitions across the County, for audiences who would not otherwise visit a gallery.

  • Work with businesses to develop creativity and critical thinking.

  • Engage with members of Northamptonshire’s business community, to build strong, long term relationships for mutual benefit.

  • Support businesses to explore solutions to intractable problems, by working with artists to “see the familiar differently”.

The majority of the costs for this programme are being funded by Arts Council England, including all of the Artists’ and Change Consultant’s Fees. Businesses will be invited to contribute towards the exhibition presentation costs on their premises. If you are interested in taking part in this unique programme – the first of its kind for Northamptonshire – please contact the Director, Yasmin Canvin on 01832 731257 or email:



More information about these artists is available on our Associate Artists page.


  1. Sophie HerxheimerSophie Herxheimer
    is working with East Northants Council Economic Development, Thrapston
  2. Rebecca LeeRebecca Lee
    is working with Weetabix in Burton Latimer and Corby
  3. Virginie LitzlerVirginie Litzler
    is working with Cosworth at both their Northampton and Cambridge locations
  4. Tim SimmonsTim Simmons
    is working with Delta Motorsport, Silverstone
  5. Simon WoolhamSimon Woolham
    is working with St Andrews Healthcare, Northampton


Art Work Placement is being delivered by Fermynwoods with Culture Consultant, Morag Ballantyne, and Organisational Psychologist, Kirstin Irving.

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