Thursday, 10 March 2016


We are looking for expressions of interest for new artist studio spaces that we will be setting up in The Shop, Nelson.

As some of you may or may not know, The Shop will be closing at the end of this month unless we can find a way to continue it sustainably. The Shop has been hugely enjoyed by many local people and its closure would be a massive loss for Nelson. We were extremely impressed to see The Shop most bustling during our artist-in-residence programme last Summer and this has inspired us to develop the space into a permanent studio for up to 10 artists. We hope that this can become a thriving hub of creativity in Pendle- a draw for local people to continue to use, and a productive environment bringing together a fantastic group of local creatives. There will be a range of studios available- from more to less private, from bigger to smaller, and at a range of affordable prices.

If you think you might be interested in a studio space in The Shop, or would like more information, please email with any questions. We will be at The Shop from 10AM - 2PM this Saturday 12th March for you to pop in to take a look, ask any questions, and put your name down. And please feel free to forward this email to anyone else that you think may be interested.

As well as this, we are also looking for volunteers to help run the space. If you think that you may be able to offer a few hours of your time to get this project going- or you know of anyone else that may- then please do get in touch! 

Looking forward to hearing from you,

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