Arts West Side

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Arts West Side

A hub for artists and community groups to build links and develop projects

Arts West Side provides a valuable resource for local artists to develop and show their work, and as a place for local people to come together.

SPACE

SPACE - A new face for Arts West Side launched in April 2016, in partnership with Artspace Lifespace - as a satellite project for The Island.

The Island are curating a very exciting programme of monthly events, ranging from exhibitions, workshops, art & crafts pop-up shops, small theatre shows, fashion markets and so much more!

This unique partnership will allow both organisations, Key Arts Providers for the city, to expand their involvement with the local community and offer in the locality.

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SPACE

Sound-Performance-Art-Community-Engagement curated by The Island

A new face for our satellite project!

The Island will be curating a very exciting programme of monthly events, ranging from exhibitions, workshops, art & crafts pop-up shops, small theatre shows, fashion markets and so much more! This exciting partnership will allow both organisations, Key Arts Providers for the city, to expand their involvement with the local community and offer in the locality.

SPACE (Sound-Performance-Art-Community-Engagement)

The Island’s main vision is to create a welcoming and open to the local community space and support the creative community in Bristol with a new hub where they can showcase work and share ideas.

If you would like further information regarding SPACE, exhibition/space avails, please contact Dina Ntziora, Project Manager at The Island: 01173 763 457 /  space@theislandbristol.com

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Info about Arts West Side and Trinity's mission for a creative Old Market

In 2011 Trinity took on a 5-year lease on 6 West Street, Old Market, through the Bristol City Council's Community Asset Transfer (CAT) policy. In 2012 we launched Arts West Side (AWS), to provide a hub for community and arts activities, (2012-2016).

Aims

  • raise the profile and visibility of local community activities
  • provide more community and arts activities within the area
  • increase community cohesion and a sense of neighbourhood
  • increase volunteer and participatory opportunities
  • contribute to the ongoing regeneration of Old Market

Over the years AWS has been able to accommodate the needs of small grass-roots groups and community initiatives that may otherwise not be able to afford inner city space, like our current tenants Phase 8 Photography and the Bristol Somali Youth Network - a voluntary youth led organisation that advocates equality, representation and integration of Somali Youth in Bristol through sports, arts and culture.

The partnership between The Island (an Artspace Lifespace project) and Trinity to maintain and promote Arts West Side & SPACE as an affordable, accessible community arts space began in April 2016.

Standing for ‘Sound, Performance, Art, Community, Engagement’, SPACE hosts public events, art shows, artist residencies, community meetings, pop-up shops, as well as providing opportunities for volunteers.

SPACE & Arts West Side have secured an extended lease from the City Council and will continue as a community asset and a hub for community arts and events until the end of March 2018.

What's on

Supporters

Arts West Side & SPACE

6 West Street

Old Market

Bristol BS2 0BH

Links

@ArtsWestSide
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