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Makers In Space for Crafts Community

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Makers In Space for Crafts Community

Makers In Space for Crafts Community

MISC, ( Makers In Space for Craft) By MISC, ( Makers In Space for Craft)

MISC are now trying to secure an attractive, functional high street property to bring our makers studios, gallery front and community facilities together.

Penryn Idea stage

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After 3 years as Makerspace Penryn, in a tucked away location, MISC need to put ourselves in the heart of our community, to participate in creative community projects, through Penryn Arts Festival, open studios, events and more. We offer creative classes and daily drop-ins for all plus artist spaces. There is a demand for affordable arts space which MISC offers alongside our community hub. A place to be. A place to learn and exchange ideas as well as a venue for the arts. Our exciting new relocation and reinvention requires a centrally located property that can tap into commercial potential as well as providing craft specific facilities, such as space, equipment, expertise and kiln hire, in the community for the people. Making has proven to bring health benefits to those exploring its many facets. We are dedicated to providing a platform for that and an alternative option to the doctors surgery for mental illnesses and the isolation of working from home for our many artists.

What we'll deliver:

  • A years rent or a the leasehold for setting up
  • Branding, signage and promotion
  • Equipment, decor and fixings for interior spaces
  • Kiln installation, insurances and health and safety set up
  • Legal support
  • Secure a purchase, longterm let or lease on an available high street property
  • Social Enterprise CIC mentoring set up

Why it's a great idea:

MISC on the high street is a dynamic project. It offers the community a hub and venue for the arts. We have a thriving student populace that has no place to visit or connect to in our town, perhaps, apart from bars/pubs. We provide alternatives to college or a support for extra skills for those wanting to learn skills in ceramics/clay, glass, metal and upcycling found and second hand items. We have been approached by home school groups and have extended our umbrella of school and preschool options, to regular classes for parents and children to learn skills and have fun together. There is also scope for alternative birthday parties to students, children and adults. Whilst also somethings creative that are slightly risque or off the wall. Such as hen parties for the creative and clay date. A dating event based around making humorous clay objects. On the more serious side we can provide a hub or cradle for emerging talent, graduates, those in transition and those in ill health.

Steps to get it done:

  • Focus on delivering exhibitions and events. Creative drop-in sessions for families and unwaged
  • Focus on structuring and delivering a comprehensive programme of timetabled events and workshops to the community
  • Locate and secure the ideal town centre building or building plot/development site to base Misc.
  • Set up studio spaces for a number of in-house Misc artist-makers and desk spaces for community project practitioners.
  • Set up the community workshop facility, adjoined multi use social hub, venue space, honesty kitchen cafe and gallery
  • Invite resident artist-makers to exhibit furniture, homewares and crafted objects for Misc and its grand opening
  • Launch monthly makers market. Limelight on Locals makers exhibition. Kids exhibition and creativity out of school hours
  • Obtain certain specialist equipment and fittings offering our facilities to community groups and our clients..

There is an emergence of small and creative business on our high street and by bringing MISC to the high street we feel that we will continue the improvement of the area. It will create positive community engagement and self improvement options for those seeking a breakthrough or a career change. MISC can also offer a place for families to have 'time out' whilst engaging with each other and their community through fun activities and creative escape. Creativity is an essential antedote to the business and often the chaos of pressure in daily life. We aim to be a family venue whilst also providing a workspace that is shared for artists and makers of a variety of backgrounds and ages. We have a rich seam of making culture alive in Penryn and are in the process of creating stronger more tangible networks and links for makers and the community at large, to enjoy the art of making anda space for all, in which to prosper.

Location Penryn

About the space

Lower Market Street and high street


Cornwall Council

How will the money be spent?Total £44,266

secure property on a 3 year lease - £27,000 (61%)
kiln - £3,000 (7%)
extraction and ventilation - £3,000 (7%)
glass drill and grinder - £2,000 (5%)
Branding, Signage and promotional material - £2,000 (5%)
kitchen and cafe equipment - £2,000 (5%)
Fixtures and Fittings - £1,000 (2%)
Other - £4,266 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

secure property on a 3 year lease
extraction and ventilation
glass drill and grinder
Branding, Signage and promotional material
kitchen and cafe equipment
Fixtures and Fittings
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £44,266

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