During Arc’s 25 years we have programmed some incredible projects, impacting the lives of thousands of people creatively, culturally and supported many career arts freelancers.
Stockport Together Again (2021)
As pandemic restrictions finally started lifting, Stockport MBC commissioned Arc to invite the people of the town to share their experiences and celebrate their creativity in a momentous exhibition at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, plus Stockport’s very first ‘Arts and Health Week’ and a series of arts and health Micro Commissions.
Over 2000 people attended the landmark exhibition. See these videos for just a snippet of how the exhibition impacted arts and health in Stockport.
We Are Dreamers (2018 - 2019)
An inclusive art project and installation of artwork by hundreds of Stockport residents, We Ar Dreamers commissioned by Stockport MBC to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I.
To see the evaluation report, see here.
A Love Letter to Oldham (2018 – 2022)
A partnership project with Gallery Oldham, A Love Letter to Oldham was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund to celebrate the myriad of reasons that make Oldham special to residents and visitors. 667 people took part, writing more than 400 love letters.
A Love Letter to Macc (2016 – 2021)
The original Love Letter project, A Love Letter to Macc was devised as part of the 2016 Macclesfield Barnaby Festival, in which residents and visitors were asked to write a love letter to the heart of the town. This project now has a long-lasting legacy in the town, as can be seen in this film.
Keeping Us Together (2020 – 2022)
Many of our service users were devastated when Arc had to close due to the first Covid lockdown, but within two weeks we launched ‘Keeping Us Together’, our online creative programme designed to keep people connected, both creatively and socially.
And, although most restrictions have now been lifted, the mailing list continues to connect people to this day.
The Curiosity Project (2017 – 2018)
In collaboration with The University of Manchester, participants explored the concept of curiosity through the creation of artworks inspired by myths, beliefs, arts and history from the medieval period.
The Other in Mother (2018 - 2019)
A powerful visual art project and touring exhibition that explored and presented the psychological transition women experience during motherhood, led by artist Sarah Harrison-Greaves.