The benefits that arise from Purpose (1) include the opportunity for artists and craftspeople (including painters, printmakers, musicians, photographers, sculptors, craftspeople, writers and community arts practitioners) to create artwork and develop their professional art practice so that they may become self sustaining. Other benefits that flow
from Purpose (1) include increased public awareness of the arts, to stimulate and educate public interest in the Arts for the benefit of the community and enables the population to enhance their quality of life through participation/ engagement in culture, arts and leisure activities. The benefits that flow from Purpose (2) include, but are not limited to increased employment opportunities and skills development for studio holders, and enhanced community cohesion. These benefits of Purpose (1) will be demonstrated through monitoring of artist career progression. Records are kept of all exhibitions and events, feedback is collated on social media platforms and audience numbers are monitored. These benefits of Purpose (2) could be demonstrated by records kept of the preservation work and improvements made to the building and any regenerative impact it has on neighbouring properties. There is no harm arising from any of our purposes. The charity’s beneficiaries of Purposes (1) and (2) are artists at an early stage of their career. There is no discrimination in the allocation of studio space, or exhibition opportunities., both of which are open for all artists irrespective of age, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation, whether they have/have not any dependents, sexual orientation, marital status or race. Other beneficiaries of Purposes (1) and (2) are members of the general public who attend our free exhibitions and events. The only private benefits flowing from Purpose (1) are that a Trustee can avail of studio space but this is necessary as studio members must be represented as Trustees and is incidental as Trustees apply for and are assigned studio space in the same way as all other beneficiaries. A Trustee can also exhibit their own artwork or hold an event as part of the public programme but this is incidental as Trustees are subjected to the same application and selection process as all other beneficiaries. In relation to Purpose (2), it could be said that there is some incidental benefit to the owners of the building to whom we may pay rent or keep the building maintained but this is a necessary byproduct of our activities being carried out. It could also be said that there is some incidental benefit to local businesses where an increase in profits to local businesses may result from local regeneration, but is a necessary byproduct of activities being carried out....
What your organisation does
Purposes (1) and (2) are realised through offering affordable studio, office and workspaces, facilities, advice and support to emerging artists in necessitous circumstances and through offering an annual programme of arts workshops, seminars, participation in arts festivals, open studio engagement events, and exhibitions. The facilities are also
made available for use by local community groups and organisations....
The charity’s classifications
- The advancement of citizenship or community development
- The advancement of the arts, culture, heritage or science
Who the charity helps
- General public
How the charity works
- Community development