Inch Arts is an arts centre that offers a wide range of creative classes and resources for members of the community. The organisation was set up around 12 years ago as a way of promoting positive mental health and well-being through creativity as well as encouraging people to develop artistic skills.
When the pandemic hit earlier this year, the classes and events held at Inch Arts inevitably came to a halt. However, instead of closing, Inch Arts decided to turn its ‘maker space’ into a production line where visors could be made and donated to hospitals, care homes and local businesses in the North West region. There was an overwhelming response to the success of this with around 50 volunteers visiting the centre each week to help with production.
Playing our part
As an Altrincham-based company, we were inspired by the work Inch Arts were doing during such an unusual time and got in touch to offer assistance. Inch Arts was in the process of developing a recording studio for the centre and needed some technical equipment for music production. We were able to donate three desktop computers from our office to help kickstart the studio.
Music to our ears
After discovering there were no other local spaces like this for the community, Inch Arts decided to set a recording studio up for local bands and artists to live stream and record. This will give up and coming artists or those passionate about music a fully equipped professional environment.
The response has already been extremely positive with members of the community expressing interest in teaching or learning about music when the studio is complete.
Inch Arts is a community hub for people of all ages and backgrounds and we are proud to have been involved in such an exciting project that can support our local community.