We realise we may not have been particularly active online recently but fear not – we are back! As you may know by now, we are returning to the streets of London very soon with a new artFix space in the centre of Woolwich.
We are fervently preparing the space for opening in the second week of March and are very excited to bring you an exciting calendar of events, activities and classes, as well as great coffee of course.
Since the refurbishment of our old artFix store in Soho, we have taken some time to reflect on how we can make art Fix even better and improve the social impact on the local population. With the opening of our store in Woolwich, we are also bringing a few changes that we hope will create a stronger community of artists and creative individuals to “live life as art.”
Our decision to set up a new space in Woolwich was founded on several factors. We want to build a greater community within out artFix spaces and believe that we will do just this in our high-street location. Woolwich is the only area in London to receive the Cultural Destination award, which is an exciting opportunity for Woolwich for the next few years. Current residential developments including the new ‘cultural quarter’, as well as the highly anticipated Crossrail, are also raising the profile of the area and unifying the local community. Woolwich is soon to become a hive of arts, culture and creative industries and we hope artFix will effectively contribute to this development and the opportunities for visitors and residents that this brings.
Our new artFix store is founded on four key components, revised to make the arts even more accessible, fun and affordable. This includes:
- The Café
- The Exhibition/Performance Space
- The Academy
Each of these has been put into place to make artFix a one-stop creative platform that incubates ideas, talent and culture in a well-structured system.
Visitors, as well as contributing artists, can enjoy a coffee, a drink, or food in our café space and at the same time, experience fixes of creative content through regular events and activities, just as we have done before.
In the same way, our new artFix store will hold regular events and exhibitions across all three floors of new space. In such a dissimilar area of London compared to our Soho location, we are offering artists the opportunity to display their work in an up-and-coming borough with a diverse audience and a new cultural development programme. This consists of exhibitions, performances, workshops and other such events.
With the introduction of our new ‘Co-Working’ space, we are also providing visitors with hot-desking opportunities and the chance to work with like-minded creative individuals. We hope that this will bring together industry professionals from all disciplines in a positive, fun and friendly working atmosphere.
The new ‘Academy’ model of artFix will offer professional development classes to all of our visitors and members on a regular basis. Not only will we be offering arts and crafts related classes, but we also have lots of other exciting classes in the pipeline, including wellbeing, dance and language classes, to name a few. The diversity of these classes means that anyone can be involved, bringing everyone closer to the arts regardless of their creative background.
We also have a brand new, updated artFix website for you to browse through and keep up-to-date with our upcoming events and news.
Stay tuned for more artFix updates and announcements and be sure to visit us when we open in a few weeks’ time. We are coming back even bigger and better than before – you won’t want to miss it!