A space for Cheltenham emerging artists

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A space for Cheltenham emerging artists

A space for Cheltenham emerging artists

sophie starkey By sophie starkey

Nau is a space where artists and art lovers can collaborate, work, show and learn. It will have studios, project space and exhibition area and will be cheap to use, giving fledging artists real help.

Cheltenham Idea stage

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The step from student to career artist is difficult and vital studio space expensive to rent. At the same time, Cheltenham's contemporary art scene is starting to take off. We want to marry the two by providing cheap and accessible studio and project space to new artists keen to develop a career while being based in Cheltenham. We want to make Cheltenham a contemporary arts hub and will work with the other arts groups in the area to make this happen. Nau is being set up as a non profit making organization with any surplus made being reinvested in our goals of supporting and developing emerging artists. We want to engage the Cheltenham community at all levels by being approachable, accessible and welcoming. Nau Arts will focus on projects and themes that include the community and build relationships with the artists we support.

What we'll deliver:

  • Fund the first artist's residency at Nau including an exhibition
  • Paint the interior white!
  • Be open in time for Cheltenham Open Studios 2017

Why it's a great idea:

Backers will be involved in the beginning of what we hope will become a contemporary arts hub for Cheltenham. You will get to meet the artists, see them work and buy their pieces direct. If want to make it easier for artists to break into what can be a closed and privileged industry then sign up now. If you want to come to great shows and cool events then sign up now. If you love art at ALL then sign up now!

Steps to get it done:

  • New website launched January 2019
  • Fringe festival March 2019
  • Regular artits’ Events timetable published February 2019

A future in arts is often a second chance for those who have already had careers or have faced challenges along the way. Nau Arts wants to remove some of the financial barriers to those starting out and in the process share some wonderful art with the Cheltenham community.


Location Cheltenham

About the space

In negotiations....fingers crossed💲Croft Street, Leckhampton


Cheltenham Borough Council

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