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Over the last decade, Chorlton has become an affluent area and is known for being home to many artists, musicians and skilled professionals. It is time to bring residents’ professional skills and abilities to the benefit of the wider community.
The aim for 2018 is to have the online shop up and running, selling the art-n-craftwork of residents in and around the Chorlton area.
ARTS FOR WELLBEING
Over next few months, CH+ will be taking referrals for a closed, inclusive arts-for-wellbeing 8 week course that will work on a ‘pay-what-you-feel’ model for people suffering with long term health problems. The course will be held at a local venue that is wheelchair accessible and will end with a week long exhibition at the end. Participants will be invited to make things to sell on the shop, as well as for themselves.
By 2019, the website will include a database of local community groups and an accompanying calendar. CH+ will work on an asset-based community development model, aiming to provide support for existing community groups in aspects such as venue hire and social media/marketing support.
A ‘What would you like to see in your community?’ feature will enable CH+ to help individuals or groups evolve their interests into sustainable and self-led community ventures.
Why the delay?
Hi, I’m Ellie. I am taking a year out of my MA in Social Work in order to have some major surgery, starting in September. The shop and the course are things I can set up now and run comfortably whilst recovering.
Some funding is required to get the organisation off the ground and registered as a Community Interest Company – initially this will cover administrative costs of running the shop, materials for workshops, marketing and recruitment, refunding volunteer expenses, and hopefully a small monetary recompense for yours truly.
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Ellie Page4 months ago
CH+ will: - Provide an online database of community ventures and resources for self-led groups - Offer free advice and support to existing and potential groups in the community - Organize exhibitions of, and the sale of, artwork by local artists from in and around the community who do not currently have representation for their work - Run a variety of ad-hoc workshops, events and day-trips for adults and young people in the area
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Hope you get well soon! Such a great idea re; CH+!
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I graduated in 2015 from Oxford University and am currently studying a part-time MA in Social Work. Unfortunately I have to take a year out due to ongoing disability and poor health. CH Plus is going to be my full time project after I have major surgery in September. Thank you.