Artspace is a charity based in Macclesfield and run entirely by volunteers. Set up to provide the people of Macclesfield and surrounding area with a place to make art. Its is based primarily on the provision of a free workshop space that people can use to make their community and personal arts ideas happen.
We have a large space on the top floor of an old mill, made up of a large open area to build objects such as carnival floats or to do group activities, plus smaller messy and clean making areas. There is storage for all of the materials donated or collected from local industry and recycled in to lovely events and the things we make. We have a sewing room complete with good quality up to date domestic machines, industrial sewing machine and overlocker, an embryo print room, a digital art room and broadband internet.
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 comfy chair 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 or just to drop in when we are open and work on your own project. We advertise activities 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 scheme to help us raise the funds to pay the rent.
We have a dedicated group of Trustees and a wider group of volunteers who help to keep ArtSpace open for you.
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, no “signing up” or “joining” is necessary, just walk through our door to be part of ArtSpace.
Here is our aim as a charity:
“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.”