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At Inch Arts you can get involved in the arts, with the help of Artists, Musicians and Writers who also use the space, whatever your skill level. 

We provide a social and creative space to nurture your talents and 

have fun. Our aim is for you to enjoy yourself and increase your self-confidence. Engaging in the creative arts can have a huge positive impact on your mental health and well-being.

Trooping the Corgis

‘Trooping the Corgis’ Auction raises an incredible £32.5k to support community art projects in Altrincham and artists involved in the project

The ‘Trooping the Corgis’ auction has raised £32.5k to support community art projects in Altrincham and as well as the artists involved in the project. The fifty life-sized Corgis, decorated by artists, community groups and schools, were on display in Altrincham throughout June as part of the town’s Jubilee celebrations.  On Thursday last week they were brought together to be auctioned by Darren Proctor from Happy Radio at the Bowdon Rooms.  ‘Trooping the Corgis’ was organised by Altrincham BID, who produce VisitAltrincham.com, in partnership with Inch Arts, the Altrincham based arts charity which was set up 12-years ago to promote and support positive mental health and wellbeing through creativity.

Jo Cushing from Inch Arts explained; “We are really thrilled that the project has been such a phenomenal success and that the Corgis have captured the hearts of so many people. We would like to thank all of the artists involved who did a brilliant job. We’re look forward to working with the community and creating a legacy through public art projects as a result of this event”.

Mandy White, Altrincham’s BID Manager said; “It has been great to work with Inch Arts and Altrincham’s business community on this project and we are delighted with the outcome.  The project as a whole is a great example of what can be achieved by working in partnership, both in terms of positive profile for the town, encouraging visitor numbers and supporting an organisation which is a valued asset within our community.  The coverage achieved has been local, regional, national and the Corgis have even been mentioned on global websites! We would particularly like to thank Dandara Living, the headline sponsor for their support”.

Proceeds from the auction have been split between the artists who worked on the project and Inch Arts.

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Updated: Jul 20, 2020

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Updated: Jul 20, 2020

We have decided to close the studios' access to the general public.

However, Inch'Arts studios remains open, as we commited ourselves to build and provide free visors for people and workers who need them.

Our collaborators and volunteers work in safe and healthy conditions, in separated rooms, with masks and are provided sanitation gel.

As per our main objective, which is providing art and culture to the community, we are trying our best to come up with creative digital solutions.

Now, we aim to organize online classes, accessible via Zoom. We will try to provide a number of Amazon Alexa so that as many people as possible can have access to these classes.

Please follow us on our social media channels, as we shared multiple activities all through lockdown and will continue to share news there.

We look forward to welcome back visitors, and we thank you for the support you've given us during these special times.

Updated: May 12, 2021

This is a fabulous opportunity for anyone who is unsure about which career to follow !

This course is completely free and open to anyone over 16 and not in work.

Our Makerspace holds professional equipment and tutors that are available for your use. We will teach you how to use a CNC machine, laser cutters, woodwork, metalwork, a digital and a technical studio...

Our aim is to captivate your imagination and help you develop skills.

This is a free course lasting for 3 weeks, 2 days per week.

Using our Maker Space Equipment you’ll be able to work with woodwork, metalwork, digital and a technical studio to fabricate your new product.

The classes include a wide range of subjects. Learning these skills can lead to a variety of different careers. We want to entice, spark imagination and encourage you to take part in the course.

By working in a group and/or individually, you will have access to the following subjects :

  • Design,

  • Presentation,

  • 2D and 3D computer drawing packages,

  • Using machinery such as, general equipment and specialist equipment, 3d printer, laser cutter, CNC machine,

  • Working with and understanding different materials eg fibre glass, plywood, metal etc.

  • Graphics,

  • Marketing,

  • Building Motors and Electrics,

  • H&S,

  • Testing,

  • Finance,

  • Development Control,

  • Monitoring.

With small classes there will be the opportunity to devote more attention to learning about how things work. You will be able to work in a relaxed and open atmosphere.

The project is largely self directed. Direct involvement in these skills may help you decide on a career path leading you into different areas of education or employment.

At the end of the project you will receive a certificate of attendance and a fabulous portfolio of work, for a job or college interview.

Should you be interested in taking part please contact us (email : info@inch-arts.co.uk or by phone 07873263271).

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