Project Portfolio

In recent years, Arc has developed innovative and high profile projects which enable us to work outside previous boundaries, bringing to life partnerships which benefit and sustain us, and have enabled us to extend our reach and our Greater Manchester Art Project Portfolio.

Through these projects we are able to work with exceptional artists and arts organisations to make stronger connections and greater social impact.

Culture Buddies – MailArt (2020 – )

Our Mail Art Exchange Project aims to support older, isolated adults who are not able to access other services due to Lockdown Restrictions or other health factors. Culture Buddies connects older Stockport residents to a volunteer ‘buddy’ with whom they begin a creative exchange through the post.
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#KeepingUs Together#KeepingUsTogether during Covid-19   (2020 – )

At the moment we can’t run our regular programmes so the activities plus links to other things to do and additional support is our creative response to the strangeness of this time.
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Love Letter to Oldham   (2019 – 2021)

We have been writing love letters to the heart of Oldham. You have shared what you love about where you live and written stories of love, heartbreak, significant places and special moments.
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Unpicked: Restitched   (2015 – 2016)

Arc commissioned Sarah Butler and Julie Mosley to lead a programme of workshops, conversation and engagement. They discovered hidden stories, characters, maps within maps, producing a major exhibition in venues across Stockport.
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The Other in Mother   (2018 / 2019)

The Other in Mother is a visual art project which explores the psychological transition women experience in motherhood, described as a ‘continuous process of contradictions-tensions-resolutions-new contradictions’.
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We Are Dreamers   (2018 / 2019)

We Are Dreamers was an ambitious project which gave Arc the opportunity to work with more people in Stockport than ever before. Delivering in schools, neighbourhood settings and town centre spaces such as Hatworks, we gained a wider profile and reach. We employed artists and developed new partnerships with community and cultural groups across the Borough.
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Love Letter to Macclesfield   (2016 – 2021)

Over 300 people of all ages took part and generated writing which contributed to a piece of public art, displayed in venues across the Macclesfield.
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