Managing the partnership

FraserStudios was managed day-to-day by Queen Street Studio, with Frasers taking a back seat in respect and recognition of Queen Street's expertise as arts producers and community arts advocates. 

Frasers' staff assisted during Open Days and provided public relations and logistical support during events, as well as providing day to day property maintenance. Queen Street Studio staff called on Frasers if they have a new program or special request to seek approval and, in some cases, additional funding. 

In some respects the arrangement was informal. Frasers didn't feel the need to oversee Queen Street Studio's management of the warehouse - they're experts - and our contribution, while significant, doesn't give us 'controlling rights' of their activities. We trusted the Queen Street staff to call on us when they needed and to keep us in the loop, and it worked well.