Cromer Artspace started in late 2019, and became a registered charity (CIO) in October 2020.
Founded by a team with a wealth of local knowledge, practical experience in the arts, education and community oversight. The charity has a core of Trustees and an advisory group, most of whom are also involved in other local organisations; this helps to create a strong network of links enabling useful contacts and quick, informed decision-making.
Cromer Artspace’s aim is to help the arts in Cromer to grow and develop and to involve more people in the arts. We want to encourage the arts to be valued as a vital part of community life and to assist the arts community to succeed and to pursue excellence.
OUR KEY PRIORITIES
Accessibility — To increase accessibility by engaging a wider audience, broadening opportunities and increasing involvement through understanding of the arts.
Art in Public Places — To encourage art in public places by providing a framework to deliver public art projects, reclaiming public spaces as venues for arts activity and creating a programme of initiatives in the public realm.
Year Round Interest – To enable arts projects with year-round interest for both locals and visitors, offering creative opportunities on a world scale to the wider community for participation, learning opportunities and understanding.
Looking Outward – To offer quality arts that the town would not otherwise have, particularly including national and international work.
Exhibition Spaces – To develop exhibition spaces which are not a restrictive formal gallery environment, but areas which offer a much wider non-exclusive appeal.
SUPPORT AND RESULTS
Cromer Artspace have been supported by Cromer Town Council and North Norfolk District Council, several individuals and local organisations.
“Whether it is in bringing communities together, promoting individual wellbeing, or helping towns to adapt to changing economic circumstances, the arts have an ever-increasing role to play in helping us all to live well. By supporting our cultural sector, we create happier, more vibrant communities that we can all be proud to be a part of” (Arts Council England)