‘a space’ arts awarded NPO status

We are super chuffed to have been offered Arts Council England NPO status – thank you Arts Council England.

The investment will make a significant contribution to the organisation, however the endorsement and recognition of our work is equally important and will help hugely across the growth of all our current projects as well as enabling ambitious future new projects to be established.

It’s the first time ‘a space’ has applied for NPO status, and marks a milestone in the organisation’s history. Having started out 15 years ago with a £500 grant from Hampshire County Council as a voluntary artist-led gallery on Northam Road in Southampton. ‘a space’ arts now manage 3 studio complexes across Southampton and Eastleigh and are developing a new arts and heritage venue in God’s House Tower, the city’s former Archaeological Museum.

‘a space’ are incredibly thankful to Arts Council England for this backing, are delighted to see the continued investment in the region and would like to congratulate all the successful NPO organisations, old and new.

Director, Daniel Crow (pictured), hasn’t stopped smiling since the announcement was made this morning. “It’s amazing to be included in the Arts Council’s new portfolio, we are thrilled, delighted, grateful and excited for the future. The investment comes at a crucial point in our development and will help us grow as an organisation and achieve great new things for artists and audiences in Southampton”.

Director of Southampton Cultural Trust, James Gough, was equally delighted with the news.

“This funding announcement is a resounding statement of support for an organisation that provides an essential role in supporting individual artists within the city and helping them thrive. With this funding, and the development of God House Tower, ’a space arts’ can continue to develop its role, and the role of artists, in the cultural ambitions of the city.”

Phil Gibby, Area Director, South West, Arts Council England, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming A Space Arts into the National Portfolio. They provide opportunities for emerging artists and create engaging high quality visual arts experiences for people in and around Southampton. We look forward to working with them and supporting their commitment to working with individual artists and engaging local communities.”

Tower House: Studio Spaces Available

Located in Southampton’s Old Town area, Tower House offers a clean and affordable workspace in a growing creative community.

We currently have one resident space becoming available in January. Tower House offers a dry studio environment suitable for Designers, Writers, Film-makers and Digital Creatives.

Our package offers easy In-Out Agreements, 24/7 access, dedicated secure studio, Wifi environment and Access to Enterprise Space.

For more information click here or to download an application pack click here

Versatile Event & Project Spaces for Hire

‘a space’ arts offers versatile event and production spaces for hire at Production House in Eastleigh and Arch 04 in Southampton.

Our unique spaces are suitable for a range of projects and events including set-building, sculpture, costume making, crafts, woodwork and carpentry, workshops and masterclasses, conferences, talks, lectures, film screenings and more.

Our affordable rates allow the spaces to be hired from as little as three hours to over a month and hirers can benefit from a range of features and discounts on block booking.

Click here to find out more.

‘a space’ arts is a registered charity providing opportunities for emerging artists and engaging the local community with high quality artistic experiences.

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