Failbetter has risen from The Wig, established in 2011 as “A Fluid Space for Experimental Practice”. The last member of the original team left in 2014, and the subsequent three years saw it remain artists studios with an ongoing, albeit loose, program of residencies and one-off events.
Following last years run of GESTALT residencies it became clear the space was in dire need of renovation and redesigning. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, studio manager Vicky Roden worked with Alex Billingham who designed and oversaw construction of the new space, improving its flexibility and facilities.
Failbetter now consists of a large Project Space with a bar/storage and two moveable walls and seven large studio spaces. The new management team consists of:
- Vicky Roden (Director)
- Alex Billingham (Deputy Director)
- Magdalena Jasiak (Associate Producer)
- Marcus Keating (Associate Producer)
- Ed Wakefield (Associate Producer)