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.

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

Arts: We Are Dreamers Opens 01/11/18

We Are Dreamers Opens We are pleased to announce the launch of an Arc project commissioned by SMBC called ‘We Are Dreamers‘, culminating in an art installation at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery opening Nov 11th.   To coincide with Remembrance Day 2018,… Read More

Arts: We Are Dreamers 2018 – Kath Tindale’s Soldier Box 17/10/18

We Are Dreamers 2018 Stockport Manchester Centenary Art Project

We Are Dreamers 2018 Stockport Manchester Centenary Art Project Kath Tindale has volunteered for Arc for 2 years, mainly for the monthly Saturday Art Clubs but she also led a public Drawing Social. Since emigrating to England from… Read More

Arts: We Are Dreamers 2018 – Collect Your DreamBox 17/09/18

Stockport We Are Dreamers Open Art Installation

Arc is very excited to launch an SMBC funded arts project called “We Are Dreamers” as part of Stockport Remembers! Would you like to contribute to this large-scale Stockport We Are Dreamers Open Art Installation? DREAMBOXES ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO… Read More