SquirrelARTS Creative CIC supports art in the community.
Founded by Margate-based artist Annabelle Losa in 2017 known then as SquirrelARTS ltd, now SquirrelARTS Creative Cic collaborates to support artists and the community making new art accessible to all. With art and craft workshops for all ages. There is something for everyone from 1 to 50+ years whatever your ability all are welcome.
SquirrelARTS Creative is creating a provision for all types of artists creatives and the community. Art for All. Art workshops across different media. We offer one to ones, great for those studying and a great opportunity to give a gift of learning something new. Our successful family workshops now extending into Art parties for children plus early years. We cater from age 1 to 50+ years! Artists and makers can get involved in exhibitions, pop ups, events, demonstrations and workshops. This is open to the wider community to partake, we do not want anyone left out. So we have developed a ‘Pay it Forward’ scheme to allow the marginalised, less abled children and families get the oppotunitity to partake in subsides or paid for placements. We offer this through Crowd Funding, events, contributions and art sales as well as Fayres and Raffles. Our intention is to further develop SquirrelARTS Creative Cic into a creative visual arts hub that operates to support various communities within Thanet and beyond. We have already provided…
- Space for creatives and Artists to hold workshops of their own
- Access to printing press and equipment for printing work.
- Books, reference, and research delivered to your venues.
- We can provide meet ups for creatives to discuss thoughts, plans, projects, and proposals. We can source local venues.
- One to one mentoring for individually teaching. Run by our resident artists.
- Family and Children – Workshops and art parties bought to your door.
- Collaboration with The Pipeline Youth Initiative and Aspires Healthy Living Centre, Headstart Kent, PACT (Parents and Carers Together charity) Children Centre’s and many more…
Our Pay it Forward scheme was launched in December 2021. The opportunities to access art and creative practices are important for wellbeing but also has the ability to boost confidence and self-esteem whatever age or ability. Unfortunately, not everyone can access our workshops, and that well generally makes us sad. With your help simply paying a small contribution forward can help… every penny counts. All money raised will enable people with disabilities and limited abilities to access art and provide free and subsidised workshops for those on low income such as children on free school meals. As we grow so does our intention we will begin similar work, outreaching to Residential Care homes for the over 50’s or to those who have become isolated in the community due to covid. We are humbled with the response we have had so far. Our launch of our ‘Pay it forward’ scheme at our Christmas Fayre saw more than we could have hoped for. This was through our raffle tickets fabulous donations of prizes from local businesses and generous artists giving percentages of their sales.
We would like to say a huge thank you to you all!
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Our aim is to arrange sessions for a cuppa and look at what might be in store. What we are up to! We hope to come across as an enlightened group of people who believe that Art is for all and everyone can have a go and everyone’s opinion matters.
SquirrelARTS Creative are proud to introduce some of our subscribed Artists. Watch this space to see featured works current exhibitions, blogs, and updates… Delve into their world, take a peek at their process of creating.