Artisans Collective CIC
What we are about.
Artisans Collective CIC lease and operate the Old Library Building in Prestatyn as a community hub. Our main aim is to help increase community inclusion and health and wellbeing for citizens of all ages. Including working with the unique Healthy Prestatyn Iach initiative.
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We Also facilitate the Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community project
Dementia Friends awareness sessions are held at The Old Library, members of our team chair, champion and take part in the Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community steering group.
We have evolved into an organisation that can react to a envisaged social need and “go for it” in a very fast proactive way compared with conventional institutions with various levels of command and control.
At a recent meeting the Auditor General Huw Vaughan Thomas told us: “We live our lives and learn by taking risks. We must do the same thing professionally.” That inspires us greatly.
It is advantage that we can organise most things quickly because of the lack of bureaucracy and red tape within our CIC. Things are risked assessed and analysed as required, but that is part of everyday life here.
We also offer a unique community facility in Prestatyn. our original concept was a place where Artisans, Artists and Craftspeople display and sell their handmade art and craft items on the Old Library shelves.
Including: Needlework, Pure Natural Bath, body & pamper products, Leathercraft, Art, Cards, Clocks, Upcycled, recycled, and repurposed gifts, Jewellery, and lots more.
With displays of local interest, heritage items and local information in a unique community hub facility in the heart of our town. Walking resources supported by Walkers are Welcome and the Prestatyn & Clwydian Range Walking Festival.
We also hold art and craft clubs and workshops and continue to take part in local community events, at our premises and other locations in the area.
Artisans Collective take part in many local and national initiatives to help benefit our community and improve our area including:
- Voluntary Arts week
- Wales in Bloom “It’s your Community”
- Incredible Edible
- Grow Wild
- Treasure Chest Breast Cancer Support Group
- Royal British Legion Poppy appeal – provision of office facilities
- Ehlers-Danlos Support UK – pop up charity shop
- Healthy High streets
- The Great British High Street awards
- Prestatyn Town Council Events including facilitating the Christmas grotto and lights turn on and Denbighshire County Council reopening of the Nova event.
- The “Romans Return” heritage event at Prestatyn Town Football Club
- Prestatyn flower show hosting of Art competition
- Prestatyn classic car show
- Denbighshire County Council, Ty Nant Development Consultations.
- St David’s Day drop in art and craft sessions supported by Principality Building Society.
- Working with Coleg Llandrillo facilitating “Traineeships” sessions.
- Providing the artwork for Prestatyn mayor’s 2016 calendar and Christmas cards.
- Facilitating Prestatyn Men’s Shed
We also have a collection point for the Alive Church food bank (Was Calvary Church).
Flexible room hire is available for a variety of uses during the week.
- 2014 Prestatyn Town Council Community Awards – Community Group Winners
- 2015 Prestatyn Town Council Community Awards – Community Group Winners
- 2015 Wales in Bloom It’s your Neighbourhood Award – Level 3.