Project Description

ArtReach  worked intensively with a team of Nottingham based contemporary visual artists to pursue the dream of establishing secure, artist-led studio facilities for the city.

In 2011 the former Douglas Rd School in Nottingham was secured on a long-term lease in order to create PRIMARY as a high quality new artist studio facility. Having secured funding for the project (ACE, ERDF, and Charitable Trusts), ArtReach project managed refurbishment work leading to opening of the premises which also host gallery facilities. ArtReach has worked with Nottingham Studios over several years to formally establish the organisation (as a company limited by guarantee and charity), to help develop vision and policies, secure partnerships, undertake building options appraisal and to develop funding agreements.