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 […]

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.

Stockport Arts and Health Week 2023

Championing the impact of creativity on mental wellbeing We’re shining a spotlight on creativity and health in Stockport through workshops, performances, exhibitions, training and networking, with plenty of opportunities to create, connect and feel better! Join us for the third Stockport Arts and Health Week from October 9th –15th 2023 at Arc at Hat Works, Hat […]

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 […]

Things to do in Stockport – Arc Saturday Art Clubs 2023

Looking for things to do in Stockport with the kids? Arc Saturday Art Clubs All ages 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 do in Stockport […]

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: Lucy Gee, 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 Lucy Gee is a creative educator from Stockport who leads art sessions and large arts projects with children and local artists. She received a micro commission grant […]

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 […]

Exhibition: Through African Women’s Eyes

An exhibition of Textiles and Hair Braiding from AWAD Global Saturday February 25th – Friday March 31st 2023  We are excited to welcome the organisation African Women’s Culture, Arts and Development (AWAD) Global to Arc’s Gallery Cafe at Hat Works from February 25th 2023. Aiming to partner with Stockport-based arts organisations to connect people and […]

Linda Cosgriff: Arc’s Writer in Residence 2022-23

We are excited to announce that Linda will be Arc’s Writer in Residence for a whole year! To read Linda’s collection of poems inspired by Lucy Gee’s exhibition ‘Pain Built In’, click here. She will write as the ‘laureate’ of Arc, reflecting on key moments for us in 2023. Linda is a longstanding volunteer facilitator […]

Seeking Volunteer and Engagement Coordinator

Interested in joining our team? We are seeking a highly motivated Volunteer and Engagement Coordinator to develop meaningful roles for volunteers across our delivery, and increase the external profile and reach of Arc.  Arc is one of the UK’s leading arts & mental health charities. From our base in the Hat Works building in Stockport […]