2Create is a new arts collaborative set up, and made up of former Open Arts participants. We pride ourselves on being the first group of this kind to form from the project.
We are a group of 12 members who originate from various backgrounds, age groups, and artistic abilities. 2Create provides our members with a positive and relaxing environment where they can feel supported, and gain continuing development. Overall the group looks to maintain the Open Arts ethos of providing those suffering mental health conditions the opportunity to develop their creative skills while promoting the wellbeing of themselves and others. 2Create aims to help members gain confidence, skills, and the experience required to promote their own work with views to organising exhibitions, workshops, and taking part in various creative projects while becoming a valuable member of the local arts community.
We have recently taken on our first studio space within HOFS House part of the Hadleigh Old Fire Station community, arts and culture facility.