Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) and Kent County Council (KCC) are working together to create a new Cultural & Learning Hub for Tunbridge Wells. This exciting redevelopment brings together in one conserved and modernised set of buildings the Museum, Art Gallery, Library, Adult Education, Visitor Information and Gateway services. Our aim is to create a space to engage with art, culture and the heritage of Tunbridge Wells, learn new skills, socialise and be inspired.

As part of our funding from Arts Council England, we are exploring what might be provided in the new Hub for artists and creative professionals at all stages in their careers.

This questionnaire builds on workshop sessions held in July (led by consultants Michelle Avison and Caitlin Heffernan) for artists to input their thoughts on the development of a new Cultural & Learning Hub. Anyone who attended those sessions, as well as artists, creative professionals and those with an interest in art are invited to respond.

This questionnaire is part of a wider dialogue about the Hub and how it will be used.  Your answers will help us make decisions about future facilities and programmes within it.

The Cultural & Learning Hub development is supported using public funding by Kent County Council, Tunbridge Wells Borough and Arts Council England and lottery funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  

* 1. What facilities could be included in the Cultural & Learning Hub that would help you develop your artistic practice? Please select all that apply.

* 2. Is there anything else that the Cultural & Learning Hub could provide that would help you develop your artistic practice? (please tell us in no more than 300 words).

* 3. Would you be interested in participating in any of the following activities/services at the Cultural & Learning Hub?  Please select all that apply.

* 4. Are there any other programmes of activity that you would like to see at the Cultural & Learning Hub?

* 5. We are exploring the potential to develop a printmaking studio in the Cultural & Learning Hub.
Have you done any printmaking before? If yes, at what level?

* 6. Would you be interested in taking part in any of the following activities? Please select all that apply.

* 7. How often would you be likely to attend activities in the print studio?

* 8. What print presses would you use if they were available in the Cultural & Learning Hub? Please select all that apply.

* 9. What equipment would you use in the print studio? Please select all that apply.

* 10. How often would you be likely to access the facilities in the print studio?

* 11. What times would suit you the most for accessing the print studio? (Please select all that apply)

* 12. What is your profession? (Please select all that apply)

* 13. Please select which of these you are involved/interested in. (Please select all that apply)

* 14. Please tell us your age:

* 15. Please provide the first half of your postcode:

* 16. Thank you very much for participating in our research. If you have any further comments please leave them in the box below.