Appointed after taking the concerns of the creative community in the city Rikki was offered this role. It was uncertain what this position demanded and uncertain of was is expected.
After a 6 month period the CQ Company appointed a COO (Chief Operations Officer) Kathy McArdle to take the baton and develop the role.
It was is an opportunity for a creatives in the community to have a clear voice and point of contact. Rikki continues to run his illustration business from the heart of the Lace Market.
"I have worked with Rikki in his preferred role as Livesribes senior illustrator. Hearing about his appointment gave me hope that this City Deal will have an opinion provided by independent creative businesses that is so often drowned out by SME organisations and corporate entities." Caron Lyon - PCM creative media
Open Link Role call
As Creative Quarter project and programs emerge and the Open Link community grows those who want to be featured here.
Creative Quarter Company
A Social Enterprise supporting regeneration and the use of derelict spaces to create artistic opportunity for the benefit of the Community.
The Rob Howie-Smith Project - The Corner CQ Hub 8 Stoney Street Nottingham NG1 1LH