Exhibition: Click & Connect

An exhibition of images by participants of Arc’s Photography for Wellbeing Walks in Stockport. Saturday January 27th – Saturday February 24th 2024 Photography is about capturing a snippet of time and space. Whether we use an old box brownie, a disposable film camera, a digital camera or mobile phone – the principle of capturing a […]

Help us make a difference as Chair!

Arc is a leading arts and mental health charity based in Stockport, and we’re seeking a confident, experienced and inclusive leader to join our Board of Directors! Watch the video below to find out more. Interested? Find out more here.

Seeking Young People’s Arc Project Manager Musician

Make a difference to the lives of young people through music and art We’re looking for a freelance project manager/musician for our Young People’s Arc programme. Arc is one of the UK’s leading arts & mental health charities. From our base in the Hat Works building in Stockport town centre, our creative programmes connect people […]

Things to do in Stockport – Arc Saturday Art Clubs 2024

Looking for things to do in Stockport with the kids? Arc Saturday Art Clubs Adults and children aged 3+ are welcome on the last Saturday of every month, January to November (excluding August) for the Arc Saturday Art Club! A great family day out for art and crafts lovers. If you’re looking for things to […]

Handmade at Hat Works at Christmas plus Saturday Art Club

Christmas in Stockport Town Centre Celebrate another year of creativity and connection with a cosy festive fundraiser from 11:00-15:00 on November 25th 2023! For Handmade at Hat Works this year we have a fabulous and fun day planned – yuletide Art Club activities, makers market, handmade charity shopping, tasty treats, special hot drinks, music and […]

Arc Festive Call Out 2023

Calling all creatives and Arc supporters!  Do you have a festive painting gathering dust? Fancy penning us a penguin? Screen printing us a snowman? Crafting us a Christmas tree?   We’re looking for 5 festive artworks to be featured in our 2023 charity Christmas card collection. All proceeds from the sale of the cards will […]

Stockport Arts and Health Week 2023

Championing the impact of creativity on mental wellbeing Stockport Arts and Health Micro-Commission Funding We’re delighted to announce that Arc are once again calling out for artists, groups, collectives, anyone with an idea for using arts to improve the health and wellbeing of residents in Stockport to apply to the Stockport Arts and Health Micro-Commission […]

Exhibition: Art is Medicine


An exhibition of art by patients on Stepping Hill’s mental health wards Arden and Norbury. Saturday September 30th – Friday November 10th 2023. Engaging in arts activities for wellbeing is about the process, not the result. When a person engages in art their brain releases dopamine regardless of whether the resulting work is any good […]

Pilotlight Weston Charity Awards

Weston Charity Awards increases support for small charities A group of frontline charities, including Arc, specialising in the fields of Community, Welfare, Youth, and Environment have been announced as winners of the 2023 Weston Charity Awards. Due to the extreme stress the sector is currently facing the Awards has increased support this year and given a record […]

Handmade at Hat Works Summer Art Club

Celebrate summer with a special Art Market and Saturday Art Club!  Saturday Art Club Activities Doodle Bugs Paper Plate Snails   Plus Zoe Leavy’s Stacking Rings for adults – SOLD OUT! Arcware Arc will take over the exhibition space with new handmade items! In the Cafe Special Summer Drinks selection including: cold brew coffee, caramel iced […]

Exhibition: Pain Built In

An exhibition of sculpture and mixed media, making the pain of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis visible. We demand to be seen. Saturday May 27th – Friday June 16th 2023 Curated by a creative educator from Stockport who leads art sessions and large arts projects with children and local artists, who received a micro commission grant during […]

Exhibition: Wendy Roby, Halftone, Second Half

An exhibition of screen prints exploring the menopause, inspired by mid-century matchbox designs. Saturday April 29th – Friday May 19th 2023 Wendy Roby is a Stockport-based print and textile artist whose work employs graphic, bold designs inspired by modernism. She was awarded a grant during Stockport Arts and Health Week 2022 and produced a body of […]