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Making Spaces

We're excited to announce a brand new project set to revolutionise our spaces inside, creating exciting new studios for everyone to get creative in.

Over the years we've provided numerous creative learning and community projects for schools, young people, and communities, with much of this work taking place as outreach, or in spaces within our building originally designed to hold functions and  conferences.

And while these spaces have been incredibly useful as temporary spaces, they were not designed for the range of workshops we're now running such as: film and costume making, dance, drama or even set building.

As our programmes have developed the need for purpose built spaces has become more and more apparent. Imagine what young people and our vibrant communities across Wales could create if we were able to provide them with space of their own to experiment and create in?

Following a lengthy consultation period with groups of young people and community members (making up our design group) the first imaginings of what these spaces could offer was realised.

This exciting new project will open up a world of creativity within our walls through the development of purpose built, multi-use spaces for the exploration of creativity and expression.

MAKING SPACES EXHIBITION

On 28 May we're hosting an event to launch an exhibition charting the project's journey so far. This will be on display throughout the summer so pop down and take a look.

The launch event will include plenty of fun, free workshops and activities throughout the day + live music.

It's a great opportunity to have your say, explore making, and learn more about the new community and youth-led creative spaces being developed here.

Jason Camilleri, Creative Learning Senior Producer

Many of the activities we carry out are a direct result of your kind donations, membership renewals and grant funding. We'd also like to thank the Arts Council of WalesMoondance Foundation and Garfield Weston, and The Simon Gibson Charitable Trust for allowing us to continue supporting the creative talent, young people and communities that need creativity now, more than ever.