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:
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:
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.
About the space
Lower Market Street and high street