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Action Painting Workshops Art House CIC

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Action Painting Workshops Art House CIC

Action Painting Workshops Art House CIC

Action Painting Workshops Art House CIC By Action Painting Workshops Art House CIC

My project is the creation of an Art House in Worthing town centre. It will be a creative space where children, young adults and adults will have access to different arts and crafts workshops.

Worthing Delivery stage

pledged of £16,535

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

In this space we will offer daytime workshops for nursery age children, after-school clubs, holiday clubs, daytime/evening classes for adults and free monthly talks with local artists. The Art House will not be just an ad hoc art project. It will be a creative space where we will offer a variety of art classes and workshops all year round. Local artists will come and share their knowledge and people of all ages can take part in activities that they may have never thought of before. Engagement in community arts activities is said to contribute to personal and social development, help people to feel better and healthier and build new skills and knowledge. I hope that the Art House can bring this to the community of Worthing. I am hoping that establishing the Art House in an empty retail unit in the heart of Worthing Centre will encourage passers by to stop and take in the creativity.

What we'll deliver:

  • Promote children’s development through their imaginative thinking
  • Fill an empty shop in Worthing town centre with something colourful
  • Partner with the town council and the town centre initiative to create community projects
  • Offer free or low cost workshops for children registered to free school meals
  • Inspire children and young adults to choose a creative activity rather than turning to technology

Why it's a great idea:

I believe that teachers face a great challenge in schools at the moment. Art is slowly being taken out from the curriculum. Teachers are facing pressure to focus more and more on academic topics rather than the arts. Studies suggest that children are focusing less and less on arts during the primary school years, and that many children give up on art all together at around the age of 11. At a time when mental health issues are on the rise in children and happiness and wellbeing are declining, this loss of touch with art and creative activities could be significant. Given the reported benefits of creativity, meaningful engagement with the arts is more important than ever and that is my inspiration for this project.

Steps to get it done:

  • Rental of a retail space in Worthing town centre
  • Creating a website
  • Fitting the space
  • Buying the art material
  • Creating marketing material
  • Promoting the space
  • Creating and booking participants into the different workshops
  • Monitoring progress through feedback
  • Open days to show the community our progress

Location Worthing

About the space

Custom Location


West Sussex County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £16,535

Rental of space - £15,000 (91%)
Other - £1,535 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Rental of space
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Pay rent for the following years

Total £16,535

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Easels
  • Old tables and stools that we could refurbish
  • Art, creativity or colourful books for our free librairy

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