Julia Rowntree of the Clayground Collective, 2012
Clayground Collective is a UK independent arts organisation established to realise Project Clay – a venture to create a new public space in London in 2014. Inspired by the hundreds of athletes arriving in London for the Olympic Games in 2012, Project Clay is inviting people in over 200 countries to literally dig clay and relay this material to London – a city built on clay. Together with material dug in London, these clays will be worked on with artists, young people and adults from different walks of life to create the new space. Julia's book Changing the Performance: A Companion Guide to Arts, Business and Civic Engagement was published by Routledge in 2006 in association with the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA).