Inch Arts is an Independent Charity promoting Arts in Altrincham, managed and run on a voluntary basis by its artist members with the help of a team of community volunteers. It does not currently receive funding but raises income through commission on sales, room hire and donations. The gallery is normally open to the public every day except Monday. Opening times can vary according to staffing levels.
The gallery has occupied its current premises since 2019. The areas used by the gallery have been refurbished by the resident artists and gallery volunteers to create excellent multi-purpose spaces, making the most of the many original features.
Space on the ground floor can be hired by artists working in most media and the gallery aims to host a guest exhibition every month except November/December.
There is wheelchair access to the building.
Spaces for Hire
You are able to hold an evening launch event (or daytime if preferred) for each new guest exhibition and supports the artist in the promotion of the exhibition. Sales are managed by the gallery at 25% commission. Exhibition change-over days are always ?……….. however we can sometimes make other arrangements if this is impossible for the guest artist.
Capacity depends on the activity and can be discussed at the time of booking.
How much does it cost?
Hire of the Main Exhibition Space £75/week
Coworking Area £50/week
plus 25% commission on sales from the exhibition, for example:
Refreshments: Hot drinks (tea, coffee and herb teas) are available at £1 per cup. Toilets: These are on the ground floor. Disabled toilet available.
Kitchen: The kitchen contains a kettle, a sink, microwave and a fridge (no freezer) which hirers are welcome to use. There are no cooking facilities and the kitchen is not accessible by wheelchair.
Applying for a Guest Exhibition
Please email our Gallery Manager, with a brief proposal and at least five images of your work or a link to your website. We are very flexible and welcome new ideas for using our spaces. Your proposal will be discussed by the Resident Artists at their fortnightly meetings. If you are invited to exhibit, we will arrange to meet you at the gallery to discuss your exhibition in more detail.
Once the details of your exhibition have been discussed and agreed, we will send you a Booking Confirmation Form/Agreement. We require a deposit (25%) on booking and the balance on or before your hanging date.