Art Organisation 2001 - 2011
A working template for the future!
Access to affordable space for the benefit
of the creative industries, arts and artists, from which artists
can develop their artwork, teach their skills, run workshops,
exhibitions, events for the benefit of the community.
Support for the benefit of education in the arts.
Creating space for community groups and individuals to take
part in the arts and participate in classes, workshops, group
sessions, therapy, events and expressions.
Opportunities for the benefit of the Community.
Volunteers and interested parties in the Community get to
take part in each of the projects, benefiting from the work
experience, training and skill-share, leading to the potential
of employment, and inspiring creativity. The wider community
attend events, classes and workshops, and exhibitions, and
learn from each arts related experience.
A work ethic for the benefit for the Environment.
For decades cities have regenerated with the arts at the centre.
Artists take advantage of run-down areas, and the natural
process of an increased footfall, the regeneration of dereliction,
and the artistic attractions from within, turn around the
neighbourhood and improve it's image. We promote recycling
and explore alternate methods in our work.
Property solutions for the benefit of derelict buildings and
The current economic state is a worry to landlords who have
ownership of properties beyond a state of good repair, unwanted,
and a drain on business finances - costing more to remain
derelict than their worth.
Promotion through network of artists and artistry.
TAO promotes each project through its website, and provides
independent web hosting for each project, ensuring promotion
on an international scale. TAO also develops communication
between projects allowing for national development of art
and artists involved.
In doing this, The Art Organisation supports:
Regeneration – Identifying buildings that are an unnecessary
eyesore in the community for their potential will set about
a change in neighbourhood decline and provide hope from
despair in the recovery.
Social Impact – each project has an impact on society,
creating affordable and variable space from dereliction,
involving the community, and understanding the needs in
Environmental – TAO take on widespread environmental
issues concerning dealing with dereliction, and consider
alternate methods of working practises and uses of alternate
technology and energy sources.
Recycling and Waste – wherever possible it is important
to use recycled materials, wood, brick, paint, furniture,
equipment etc., to cut down on excess that goes to landfill.
TAO work locally with business to make use of waste products,
and offer recycle opportunities.
Community – there are many people in the community
that benefit from creating space for community artistic
uses and each project hopes to outreach to all interested
parties and outline how they can be included.
Volunteer Opportunities – the creation of space involves
the participation of volunteers eager to support each project
and are core to each success. Volunteering falls into the
many categories of each project from administration, management,
construction, public services, education and learning. There
are many opportunities for skill-share.
Mentoring / Training – working with volunteers it
is important to provide a level of understanding of the
individual, their needs, their circumstances, seeking positive
interaction and encouragement. TAO works to ensure health
and safety standards are met and sustained.
Employment/Self-employment – success of each project,
on a financial level, leads to the opportunity of employment
within the management structure, and the prospect of earning
individually through utilising space and considering education
in the arts.
Financial Sustainment – TAO supports to a level of
profitability, developing methods of financial support and
exploring techniques in fund-raising from mostly within.
Independence – TAO wants independence for each community
project to ensure the needs of the community are met. TAO
supports the management structure to reach independence
for the benefit of the community.
Education – alongside the learning aspect of volunteer
work, the creation of space allow community members to teach
their skills to the wider population. Providing equipment
and facilities is an important part of each project, ensuring
the tools and equipment are available to teach as well as
the spaces provided.
Creating Space – leads to artistic growth –
providing space for artists to work and develop and promote
individually, yet with the support of the artists community
within each project and across projects. A platform is provided
for live music, theatre, performance, exhibition, installation,
teaching, events and community practice.
Tourism – the spaces provide an artistic interest,
a point of education in the arts and therefore fit into
Art – TAO encourages the diversity of the arts and
creativity, and how it utilises alternate spaces.
Drowned in Sound http://drownedinsound.com/directory/venues/The_Art_Organisation
"The sold out one-day festival takes place not in one
of Nottingham’s conventional venues, but in the Art
Organisation – a recently regenerated, previously derelict
building that ‘offers opportunities for the introduction
of the arts to the community’. With a local art exhibition
and ‘zine collection on display, as well as a multitude
of exotic teas for sale, you would struggle to find a more
appropriate setting for such an independent label." by
"One thing nobody can dispute is that their choice of
pre-show entertainment is at least fitting bearing in mind
the surroundings hosting tonight's event; formerly a hardware
store for tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts collectively, the
latest addition to the national project of self-funded art
organisations seems almost too perfect, right down to the
crystalline sound, that one can only wonder why no one came
up with the idea of using it as a live music venue beforehand."
Left Lion http://www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm?id=2045
"So whether you are looking for a new studio space in
a convenient city centre location, an opportunity to try and
sell your handmade goods at minimal cost, an avid member of
Nottingham's art audience looking for exhibitions and information
about what's on locally, a keen shopper hoping to find a unique
gift, or simply a business looking for somewhere to recycle
those cardboard boxes and scrap paper, The Arts Organisation
has something to offer." by Bianca Winter
Nottingham City Council http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5826
"The Art Organisation is a passionate company offering
exhibition, venue, workshops, classes, events studios and
many more to the general public throughout Nottingham. Enabling
clients to be involved in the community arts sector going
forward, the company provides the general public with a range
of activities within the arts field."
Visual Arts http://www.nottinghamvisualarts.net/directory/art-organisation
With an ethos that supports local communities and environmental
issues, the Art Organisation is responsible for regenerating
several disused properties all over the UK.