Coventry Artspace is a visual art charity that operates affordable artist and community workspaces, artistic and educational programmes and Coventry City Council’s Arts Development Services, all of which we do with an aim of putting Coventry's visual art scene on the map and creating imaginative opportunities for people to experience all aspects of art.
You can join Artspace as a member artist or associate in return for a range of opportunities and benefits. It costs £20 per year and details are available from the 'membership' section of this website.
This slideshow depicts the past 18 months at Coventry Artspace, including our ARC artistic programme and supported artist activity in our building.
The featuring song 'Two Lovers Met' by Tailor and the Crow is from the album 'To this I will Declare' which was recorded in the Artspace building.
SEE OUR NEWS SECTION FOR CURRENT FEATURES AND OPPORTUNITIES WITH ARTSPACE
ARTSPACE IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!
- Have you got some spare time?
- Are you interested in the arts or want to find out more?
- Do you like working as part of a team?
If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’, then you might be interested in one of our exciting new volunteering opportunities. Please head to our news section to find out more.
Information about the Arts Development Services that we currently deliver on behalf of Coventry City Council www.coventry.gov.uk/arts
Pecha Kucha Coventry: http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/coventry
The Creative Enterprise Programme and Emerge monthly creative networking events at ICE: www.coventry.ac.uk/ice
Red Teapot shared artists resource: www.redteapot.co.uk
Artspace is a member of the Coventry Contemporary Art Forum. For more details visit www.coventryart.co.uk
About Artspace staff:
Laura Elliott’s multi-disciplinary practice derives from an interest in sharing the stories of people and places; the kind of unique and often unusual stories that come from living in an old country. She uses a variety of mechanisms to realise contemporary visual art and heritage projects; often in collaboration with other people.
Since 2009 Laura has been Director of Coventry Artspace, leading on artistic programming, strategic and organisational development, management of staff and volunteers, fundraising and working closely with the Board of Trustees.
Laura also heads a team delivering Coventry City Council’s Arts Development Services, strengthening the art offer in Coventry for artists, audiences, community groups and stakeholders via strategy development and support projects.
Her dream is to open a museum one day.
Amber Merrick – Potter is a recent MFA graduate and fine art painter with a strong and varied visual arts background, having worked as a practicing artist and creative facilitator for over 6 years. Amber is represented by a number of nationwide galleries and has shown work in solo and group exhibitions across the UK. She recently completed an International Residency programme in India before joining Artspace as Artistic Coordinator, leading on development and delivery of the artistic programme with staff, members and artist networks.
Jackie Stevens is Artspace’s highly experienced Finance Manager & Company Secretary with a particular passion for the visual arts, culture and the city of Coventry. Jackie was co-owner of popular independent cafe and bookshop ‘The Wedge’ in Coventry from 1977 until 1997, when she joined Coventry Artspace. Jackie is often the first point of contact at the Artspace office.
More information about Artspace Board is available on the ‘supporters’ page. For more information about our members and studio holders see the relevant pages.