F37 Bolton by F37 Foundry is in use by the Office Of Craig for The Outside Directory. A website built to provide a collated resource for people looking to champion the creativity happening all over the UK, not just within London, and to share, celebrate, and encourage the talent in the regions.
The Outside Directory is a growing list of studios, agencies, foundries, organisations, networks, and individuals, working in the Creative Industries outside of London.
The UK is one of the most regionally imbalanced countries in the industrialised world, and despite the repeated political rhetoric of so-called ‘levelling up’, our regions boast a diverse array of dynamic, revered, creative companies and individuals—and some of the UK’s best creative education institutions—contributing vastly to both the nation’s economy and its international reputation for creativity.
The post-Covid landscape risks leaving people and places behind, and if proper investment and support in areas of the UK outside of London are not encouraged, then inequalities will be exacerbated.