About

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.”

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  1. Hi, this description of Artspace is in fact the charities objectives written specifically for registration with the Charities Commission. As such it is not a very digestible ‘About Artspace’

    Here is a fuller description to give you a better idea of who we are an what we do. Hopefully as we develop this website we will have different pages with photos and descriptions of our activities.

    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, a smaller area set up as an arts and craft space, 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 (on its way), a work room for printing mugs/table mats, candle making etc and a workroom with a loom and knitting machine.

    One of the most well used spaces is our 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 dal 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. (regular opening times below)

    Monday 7-9pm
    Tuesday 12noon – 9pm
    Weds 7-9
    Thurs 10-4

    See you soon

  2. Hi I am looking at volunteering I do woodworking in my own shed I do wood turning but I would be willing to what ever I can help with I disabled I get around with crutches it is spinal I have 5 disc’s missing 1 more coming out and 3 coming out in the neck but I can do a lot of things so if you think that I can help out just let me know

    1. Hi David

      Sorry it’s taken a while to reply to you. We’re always glad to have more help. If you haven’t been to see us already, then please pop in and check us out. Opening times for September are now on the page. Tuesday is a good time to pop in. We have a lift, please ring the number at the bottom of the stairs if you need help with it. I know Patti has found the sliding shutters hard to manage on her crutches. Hope to see you soon.
      Jane

  3. Hi it’s me saying sorry I would like to come a Tuesday to have a look round it would have to be after 3.30pm as I go to the Mayfield centre all day and I have a career coming in to give me a shower but I am fine after thanks Dave Lowndes.

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“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.”

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