Arts and Wellbeing Blog

Welcome to Arc Arts and Wellbeing Blog. Click an image below to find out more about Arc’s events and projects throughout the year. Read about what happened at some of those events in the words of our volunteers! To receive up-to-date information about our programme of exhibitions and events, register for our Gallery Events mailing list here. Find out about News and Opportunities here.

Arts: Start Selling Handmade Work!

What to consider if you want to start selling handmade work Our centre administrator and Manchester-based contemporary jewellery designer-maker Stacey Hill has put together a few important areas to consider when you’re starting out selling handmade work to… Read More

Community: Arc’s vision of a Stockport town centre creative arts hub

Arc is moving to Hat Works in October 2019 with a vision of developing a new Stockport town centre creative arts hub We are delighted to announce that Arc will be relocating to Wellington Mill, AKA Hat Works… Read More

Arts: Our Top 5 Exhibitions in the North West for August Bank Holiday Weekend

Our Top 5 Exhibitions in the North West for August Bank Holiday Weekend… and Beyond! Here’s our pick of top 5 exhibitions in the north west to visit over the Bank Holiday weekend, and beyond!  From Stockport to… Read More

Community: Mental Health Charity Fundraising

mental health charity fundraising

Mental health charity fundraising: what can a small organisation do to increase its revenue in 2019? An increasing numbers of organisations have closed in recent years, possibly due to our current political and economic climate, so mental health… Read More

Community: 10 Reasons to Volunteer in Stockport at Arc

10 reasons to volunteer in Stockport at Arc Arc’s volunteer team is a vital part of our arts and health charity. Volunteers support every aspect of our work, and though volunteering with us create lots of opportunities for… Read More

Arts: Contemporary Handmade Jewellery Range

A new range of contemporary handmade jewellery We are launching a new range of ceramic Arcware – contemporary handmade jewellery in the Arc Gallery Shop, summer ready from Saturday June 29th. All necklaces are just £12! We also… Read More

A fond look back at We Are Dreamers

We Are Dreamers, a Stockport art exhibition An Arc project commissioned by SMBC called ‘We Are Dreamers‘, which culminated in Remembrance Day art installation at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery which ended in February has had a lovely evaluation reoport created… Read More

Arts: Therapeutic Art Activities

My top 3 therapeutic art activities you can try at home! The powerful and therapeutic effects art-making can have on mental health is now widely recognised and evidenced. Here at Arc, we see the positive impact creativity has… Read More

Arts: The Value of Connecting

Our arts centre, your arts centre At the centre: the value of connecting Our vision at Arc is of healthy and happy communities, in which people achieve sustainable wellbeing and are inspired and connected by shared creative experiences,… Read More

Arts: Mothers in Art – Perinatal Mental Health

Perinatal Mental Health 11/01/19 The Other in Mother Motherhood Arts Project film has gone live! In 2018 we commissioned artist Sarah Greaves to create a touring installation based around perinatal mental health and the impacts of motherhood, called… Read More