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Ellie Page

Ellie Page is crowdfunding

£180raised of £3,800 target by 6 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,800 to set up, purchase equipment, art materials and travel for our accessible community arts practice in Manchester.

Manchester, United Kingdom

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Nice Time Arts is a new partnership focused on accessible creative practice, formed by Vicky of Pen Fight and Ellie of Still Ill OK . In August 2019, we will have settled in to our new accessible studio space at a coop in Hulme and will have our first range of workshops booked in and ready to deliver!

We offer a programme of specialist art programmes and workshops solely in wheelchair accessible venues.

We coordinate a range of creative groups that will run freely and regularly, including a monthly Queer Craft Club, monthly Zine Workshop and twice monthly #spoonieartist group.

We offer a one-to-one support, mentoring and facilitation service; we can help to coordinate the creative practice of artists who have found barriers to their practice, or showing their work, over the years for whatever reasons.

We offer a variety of flexible volunteering and training opportunities for adults. This includes specific training and a tailored volunteer role that suits your requirements and goals.

We will provide freely available craftivist resources via our website library. Just sign up to our newsletter once it’s launched and you will have free access to a range of creative materials. We are always looking to make these materials more accessible and will be holding an open coffee morning soon where everyone is invited to come and share their thoughts on how we can practice as accessibly as possible!

Our driving motivation is the shared conviction that art should be (but currently isn’t always) fun, accessible & affordable for everyone. Art should not only be made accessible when it is ‘socially prescribed’ in the form of a creative wellbeing course.

We’re currently crowdfunding for the following items to set up our press and printing game:

Risograph printer (quoted approx. £1000)

Two Risograph barrels + inks (£500)

A mini printing-press (£239)

Industrial paper-cutter (between £200-500)

These will be used for our workshops, our partnership community programmes and will also provide our most sustainable source of revenue; as a small press and printers.

Although it's a large initial expense to buy the risograph machine and drums, the inks and prints, moving forward, are reasonably priced. They are widely known for being better value than most other standard printing techniques or fine art processes. This means we can make and duplicate really stunning prints cheaply, and we can give these prints away really cheaply too; hopefully even give some away for free. This is important to us because it means that there isn't a financial barrier to someone owning something we make - whether it's a print or zine.

We don’t want to make work that is just for rich people to enjoy; poor and marginalised folks deserve nice things too!

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  • Ellie Page7 days ago
    Ellie Page

    Ellie Page

    7 days ago

    Hey hey! We had a great taster session for the course on Thursday just gone. We have quite a few of you who made it to the taster as well as who couldn't make it who have signed up. There are 8 spaces left on the course, so if you're interested or would like to find out more, pop ellie an email at

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  • Ellie Page12 days ago
    Ellie Page

    Ellie Page

    12 days ago

    We had such a great marbling workshop with such a fab range of people on Thursday just gone! Thanks everyone who came and thank you even MORE for your donations and your BEAUTIFUL designs!

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  • Ellie Page1 month ago
    Ellie Page

    Ellie Page

    1 month ago

    Thank you everyone who has donated so far! 3 is the magic number! We're got the date and location launched for our very first #SPOONIEARTISTSUNITE! get together! Shout it from the rooftops, invite your spoonie friends; this event is FREE and WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE !

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2 months ago

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Page last updated on: 8/17/2019 14.20



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  • Clare Bonetree

    Clare Bonetree

    Jul 22, 2019

    Good luck! Such a brilliant project <3


  • Mark Page

    Mark Page

    Jul 15, 2019

    Good luck with the fund raising and the project.

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    Jul 13, 2019

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Ellie Page

Ellie Page

Manchester, United Kingdom

It's time that venues became accessible to disabled artists, and studios, equipments and materials become more accessible too! Help us realise this by donating to our purchase of equipment so that we can run free & accessible art programmes in and around Manchester.

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