Artspace is a charity based in Macclesfield and run entirely by volunteers. We set up Artspace to provide the people of Macclesfield and surrounding area with a community arts organisation. Its is based primarily on the provision of a workshop that people can use to make their community arts ideas happen.
We have a large space on the top floor of an old mill:
it comprises a large open area to build objects such as carnival floats or to do group activities; smaller areas for making art and crafting, woodworking and metalworking; storage for all of the materials that we collect from local industry and recycle in the things that we make; a sewing room complete with good quality up to date domestic machines and industrial sewing machine and overlocker; a digital art room and a quiet space complete with a small table loom .
One of the most well used spaces is our do it yourself café area, whether you like to sit around the kitchen table or chill out on a settee or perch on a stool you will find a place to settle with a cuppa – and there’s usually some cake around!
Its free to take part in our regular activities and we advertise the programme regularly so do come along to find out for yourself what its all about. We have occasional fund raising events and activities and a Friends of Artspace membership scheme to help us raise the funds to pay the rent.
We have a forum in which everyone who wants to can raise ideas about how we run and what we do at Artspace and a small Steering Group to deal with day to day organisation. Anyone can come up with ideas for projects, we have a system to discuss project proposals and decide how to get them into action.
Drop in and have a look – you will be welcome.
“To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of Macclesfield and the surrounding area the provision of community facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation for the public at large in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the condition of life of the said inhabitants, in particular but not exclusively by delivering a range of creative arts and community projects.”