A huge thanks to the almost 200 people took part in the Summer 2021 Cromer Artspace survey between July and October 2021. There was a real feeling that, whilst there is an undercurrent of art in Cromer, things could and should be improved.
Most respondents thought there was a shortage of art opportunities in Cromer, with almost half of respondents highlighting that the lack of nearby opportunities restricted their access to the arts, and a quarter found the cost prohibitive.
The response to the Bigger Picture project was really positive, with most respondents wanting more, clearly stating that access to such art without the need to visit a gallery was uplifting.
There was a general theme from respondents that there needed to be improvements to the art-scape in Cromer, with Art exhibitions, a permanent exhibition space and temporary exhibition space the most quoted across all respondents.
Based on the survey, the Artspace team will
- Develop a follow on Bigger Picture project to show more art on the walls around Cromer
- Give priority to establishing a permanent art exhibition space in Cromer
- Where possible, keep future art events affordable
- Look for ways to gather views from the younger population
Many respondents said they would like to help the Artspace charity. An afternoon has been set aside on January 22nd (subject to covid restrictions) to bring people together to discuss the 2022 projects and how people can get involved.