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£355raised of £21,000 target by 11 supporters

Weʼre raising £21,000 to Provide accessible studios, specifically for those with disabilities and on a low income, encouraging artistic projects within the community

Location
Altrincham, United Kingdom
Time left
18 days to go

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Hello! We are A4 Studios; a not-for-profit group set up by 4 creatives from different backgrounds.

We are building affordable studio space for creatives, with our main goal being to provide spaces for artists with disabilities and those on low incomes.

Affordable studio space with full disabled access is very hard to find, so with this in mind we have sourced a suitable building with fantastic transport links. We have drawn up plans and a sustainable 5 year business plan. But we now need your help!

It’s very difficult to find ground floor accessible space and, for those lucky enough to find it, there is a long waiting list or only one studio in a complex which means many disabled artists find themselves isolated.

Artist like Brogan; he is a photographer and music producer who uses a wheel chair. Brogan has a studio on the fifth floor of an old mill in Manchester and he has found that the only lift in the building constantly breaks down, stranding him either on the 5th floor or in the lift; It's not safe. He also feels isolated as he has little in common with other artists in the complex and his needs as a creator and individual differ from his immediate peers. So he gets very little social interaction in his existing studio. This is having an impact on his creativity and his mental well being.

We can provide the labour, but need your kind donations to purchase materials and help with the initial running costs of the studios.

Once full the studios become self sustaining, but we need donations to provide workshops that will catered for everyone in the community. We will also have art therapy workshops aimed at socially isolated individuals and those with disabilities to improve on health and well-being. We will employ interns and volunteers to help deliver our services.

Check out a video tour of our building at: https://youtu.be/U1bDreUnhMQ

You can see a floor plan and more information at: https://www.facebook.com/A4StudiosAndGallery/

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  • John Lockwood

    John Lockwood

    13 days ago

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    A4 Studios CIC are releasing a press release to try and raise awareness to this project. We are planning a Steampunk Extravaganza as a fundraising opening event some time in May. Watch this space

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    25 days ago

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    First impressions of the space

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    25 days ago

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    Our Aims and Plans explained

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11

  • Robin Ross

    Robin Ross

    Apr 10, 2017

    Great good luck from an independent in Blackpool

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 9, 2017

    Really happy to help get this off the ground. What a wonderful asset for the people of Altrincham!

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 5, 2017

  • Rachael Owen

    Rachael Owen

    Mar 30, 2017

    £20.00

  • Tink

    Tink

    Mar 29, 2017

    Have donated and shared huni.Good luck with the project. Such a good cause xxxxx

    £20.00

  • Carol Ann Bates

    Carol Ann Bates

    Mar 28, 2017

    Brilliant project

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 25, 2017

    A worthwhile iniative and great news for Altrincham.

    £75.00

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John Lockwood

John Lockwood

Altrincham, United Kingdom

I am now an Artist, but I have 25 years experience in the building industry. I have worked on multi-million pound contracts. I also have experience of business and senior management having been Managing Director of 3 companies in manufacturing, importing and exporting.

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