Project information

FACT Forever

To redevelop FACTLab, FACT's digital learning space, into a flexible space. FACTLab will be used to enable participants in FACT's Learning Programme to take part in a range of creative and digitally led workshops.

April 2019 - April 2020

Charity information: FACT

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  • Need

    Need

    FACTLab is a space where workshops delivered as part of FACT's Learning programme take place. Currently, the space is located back of house and both invisible and inaccessible to the public. FACTLab can only fit small groups in at one time, around 15-20 people. The redevelopment of the space will create a larger, more flexible space for learning projects to take place.

    Solution

    As part of the buildings capital redevelopment plan, FACTLab will be rejuvenated and equipped with cutting-edge digital technology. The space will be used by participants and rented out to other organizations in the city. FACT's current engagement through the Learning programme is 10,500, the redevelopment of the space will increase engagement by 10%.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To rejuvenate FACTLab as a co-working learning space


    Activities

    » To redesign FACTLab with the aim to create a more accessible space.

    What success will look like

    This will be seen in the redevelopment of FACTLab, creating a space that is welcoming and equipt with cutting-edge technology.


    Aim 2

    To realise FACT's ambition to engage with more people through art and technology


    Activities

    » The redevelopment of FACTLab will ensure that more workshops can be held in the space.

    What success will look like

    This will be demonstrated through more people visiting FACT and engaging with FACT's Learning Programme.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The redevelopment of FACTLab will ensure the longevity of the space providing communities, professionals and artists with a space for creative needs and aspirations to flourish. The long-term benefits will be demonstrated through FACT's social media channels and website.

    Risk

    FACT relies on support from the public sector in order to deliver all aspects of its work. Currently, the spending cuts facing Local Authorities threaten our work. Support will enable the vital renovation of FACTLab to take place. FACT have recently submitted a Small Grants Application to Arts Council England for the core costs towards the redevelopment of the building. If this application is unsuccessful, equipment for FACTLab will be purchased for the space as opposed to a full renovation.

    Reporting

    Donors will be updated on the status of the project via a monthly e-newsletter. The wider public will be updated via social media posts and content on FACT's website and blog.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £918,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £670,016 Construction Total costs for new construction work
      £60,000 Fittings Furniture and equipment
      £20,000 Specialist equipment Equipment for FACTLab
      £80,732 Fees and charges Architecture fess
      £87,752 Contigency Contingency
  • Background

    Location

    Liverpool is ranked the 4th most deprived local authority area, consequently, many young people do not have the opportunity to engage with art or technology. FACT's Learning programme aims to mitigate this issue through creative learning through workshops held in FACT and in local schools. FACTLab is housed inside FACT's gallery, in the center of Liverpool. Participants are encouraged to visit FACT and engage with the exhibition programme alongside and in response to workshops held in FACTLab.

    Beneficiaries

    FACT currently works with marginalised communities, including, over 60's, veterans and young people through a specially designed Learning Programme. FACTLab is frequently used as the site for workshops, participants will benefit from the refurbishment of FACTLab as they will have the opportunity to use cutting edge technology.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    FACT is the UK's leading new media arts center based in Liverpool. It is a place where people, art and technology meet. FACT's Learning Programme engages with a range of audiences, from young people to veterans. FACT’s mission is to support, produce and present excellent, world-class visual art that embraces and explores creative media and digital technology while developing skills, talent, research, enterprise and innovation in inclusive and collaborative ways.

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    People

    Lucía Arias

    Young People & Learning Manager, responsible for creating and delivering FACT's Learning Programme

    Neil Winterburn

    Learning Technologist, responsible for the delivery of workshops held in FACTLab

    Jo Wright

    Executive Director, responsible for making sure the project is delivered on time and that all procurement guidelines are adhered to.

    Rachael White

    Head of Development, responsible for creating a fundraising plan and ensuring fundraising targets are met