A hub for Weston's creative community

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A hub for Weston-super-Mare’s creative community, at the heart of the High Street.

Photography workshop (led by Peter Goodrum and Paul Blakemore) at Weston Artspace, photo by Georgina Bolton

Photography workshop (led by Peter Goodrum and Paul Blakemore) at Weston Artspace, photo by Georgina Bolton

 

Weston Artspace

Weston Artspace is a new community artist studio on Weston High Street. It is a space for the town’s creative community to meet, work, develop skills and share ideas. The building is owned by North Somerset Council and has been leased by TERRESTRIAL for one year to demonstrate the appetite for creative activity in the heart of the town.

TERRESTRIAL is an arts organisation, established to support socially engaged arts projects, community events and wild adventures in the West of England. We work intensively in a single town at a time to instigate projects, start conversations and build local capacity. Weston is our first ‘Town of Culture’, and we are working here for a year.

The heart of our programme is a series of co-created projects, in which we’re bringing together inspiring national artists (composers, filmmakers, visual artists, theatre makers, dancers) and local community groups (schools, charities, clubs). We are funded by Arts Council England and Jerwood Arts to support a series of these projects over the course of the year, and to produce a festival in the autumn to share this process.

While we’re in residence in the town, we are also determined to be as useful as possible to Weston’s artists. From our initial conversations it became very clear that there was real demand for a space where people could make a mess, make some noise and do their thing. So we spent many months negotiating with the Council to provide a premises in-kind as part of its support for TERRESTRIAL’s work.

 We are thrilled to be able to open the doors of Weston Artspace to anyone who would like to use it.

We’re just getting this website up and running. For now, if you have any questions or would like to join us please email hello@westonartspace.com

 

 

 

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