Devonshire Collective CIC is the umbrella organisation for

Volt Gallery & Project Space, Makerspace and DC Learn

Three creative sites in the Devonshire West ward of Eastbourne

We are just one road back from the sea in the heart of a buzzing community of ethnic cafes, grocers and independent shops

The area continues to change and reinvent itself, these slides show how some of our neighbourhood and sites have evolved over the years 

Background

In 2016, Eastbourne Borough Council and Eastbourne Housing Investment Company supported the transformation of three of its empty ex. retail properties on Seaside Road and Seaside into creative spaces (originally called DC1, DC2 and DC3), to be leased to Devonshire Collective CIC for the benefit of artists and community members. The project was part of a larger social and economic regeneration project in the Devonshire West ward, which hosts a vibrant and diverse community, but is rated in the top 10% most deprived areas of the country. 

Devonshire Collective's mission is to:

> Support artists across the visual and performance spectrum

> Promote socially-engaged creative practice

> Create opportunities for community engagement

> Offer training and professional development

Devonshire Collective Board of Directors

Lucy Day > Chair

Joe Hill

Claire Shoosmith

Noelle Collins

Hannah Jordan

Marie Burgess

Steve Dwyer

Chris Connelley

Devonshire Collective Staff team

Edward Ball > Director Devonshire Collective

Adam Spain > Volt Exhibitions & Development Manager

Angela Elliott > Finance, Admin & Communications

Gina Leonard > DC Learn Coordinator

Heidi Turner > Site Administrator