I am currently the treasurer for Creative Cohesion, we are an arts charity located at 20-21 Nile Street, Sunniside, Sunderland SR1 1EY. We support artists buy providing them with studio space and facilities to make their work.
We currently have 9 resident artists, 5 of whom are recent graduates from the University of Sunderland. We have partnered with Sunderland City Council to provide them with free studio space, and business mentoring for a year.
We also have a gallery to showcase local artists, the exhibition changes roughly 5-6 times per year.
We offer classes, in various art forms such as drawing, bookmaking, glass and ceramics. We also have a great space to hire out for meetings, get-togethers, or classes. We can offer a great setting with original art on the walls and hand made mugs for your complimentary tea and coffee.
I am also working to raise money for Action Aid. I have pledged 10% of the proceeds from my art to Action Aid so you can feel good about purchasing from me. Visit the Action Aid website to learn more about all the great work they are doing. You can also visit my fund raising page and see my progress, my goal is to raise £5,000 by the end of 2016. Feel free to donate directly to Action Aid, no need to purchase anything.