Chapter Arts Centre


In 2015–2016 Assemble were designers-in-residence at Chapter Arts Centre in Canton, Cardiff.

Working to develop a strategic brief for the whole centre, Assemble embedded themselves in the arts centre where they worked closely with the existing staff team.

The residency consisted of an intensive programme of conversations and interviews with staff, artists, and visitors in order to consider Chapter’s local identity and future role in Cardiff and UK’s wider creative ecology, as well as a survey of Chapter's contemporaries and competitors across the country.

At the conclusion of the residency, Assemble proposed a strategic plan for the ongoing physical redevelopment of the building combined with ways in which Chapter could compliment this with organisational change and development.