The Maine Road Art Programme is a key element of the Maine Road Regeneration scheme. The project is overseen by The Maine Road Public Art Working Group, a group of key stakeholders who meet on a regular basis to support and guide the programme. The project aims to integrate high quality, site-specific art and design work throughout the regeneration of the area. Included within this is a participatory arts programme that explores creative ways to celebrate local history, talent and diversity.
The Maine Road Art Programme is led by Emma McCarten, Cultural Regeneration Officer for the South Manchester Regeneration Team. In 2007 Lead Artist and Consultant Lesley Fallais was appointed to work as part of the project team.
The project is supported and funded by Manchester City Council and The Arts Council.
To date project outcomes include:
An architectural glass artwork, designed by artist Martin Donlin for the entrance of the new Divine Mercy RC Primary School.
A series of unique alley gates designs by designer Claire Leonie Brooker.
The commissioning of artist Stephen Broadbent to realise his design concept for the former Maine Road Centre Spot.
An on-going programme of community engagement and participatory art projects is linked to each commission.