From bedroom businesses to high-street heavyweights, the pandemic has had a lasting impact on all of us – both socially and economically.
Here at Aquarium, we understand the challenges that many in our community are facing and believe that it’s our responsibility to give back where we can.
It’s this ethos that saw us approach Inch Arts, a local arts centre that’s just a five-minute walk from our Altrincham offices …
Inch Arts is an award-winning community hub that was set-up to promote positive mental wellbeing and encourage people from all backgrounds to develop artistic skills. The centre offers a wide range of classes and provides a social environment for local creatives.
When Covid-19 hit earlier this year, the classes and events held at Inch Arts were put on hold. Instead of closing, Inch Arts decided to turn its ‘Makerspace’ into a production line where visors could be made and donated to hospitals, care homes and businesses in the North West.
As well as attracting our attention, this act of community spirit received an overwhelming response from the public and around 50 volunteers visited the centre each week to help with production.
As a company that employs a wide-range of creatives, including artists, musicians and poets, we truly value artistic talent and became inspired by the work that Inch Arts were doing. We got in touch to see if we could offer any assistance and discovered that they were in the process of building a recording studio for the centre – but still required technical equipment for production.
Everyone at Aquarium was keen to get involved and we were delighted to be able to donate desktop computers to help kickstart the studio. It’s hoped that this donation will help create the perfect environment for up-and-coming musicians and we can’t wait to hear what the centre produces!
We’d like to thank Inch Arts for allowing us to get involved with such an exciting initiative and for the fantastic work they do for the community. We look forward to offering our continued support and hope to maintain a long-term relationship to the benefit of future projects.