Our Immediate Concern

While we wait for the handover of the Minories to be completed we have signed a no-rent, no-rates lease on the old Holland & Barrett unit in Long Wyre Street. 

We plan to create a safe, accessible, creative space where we can exhibit, host residencies, run workshops and celebrate community events. It will also be the base for our Faculty of Everyone work, which offers opportunities to be creative to underrepresented groups through participant-designed and community-led art interventions.

Our plans have been significantly set back by the discovery of squatters in the space, who have left a huge amount of mess and damage, which will take time and money to put right. The Gazette reported on the problem here: https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/20597830.colchester-gallery-upset-people-damage-site/

We are appealing for help towards these costs - every penny counts.

We have set up an online Collection Pot specifically for the costs of cleaning-up and renovating the new pop-up gallery. You can donate here: 
 https://www.collectionpot.com/pot/3017377/

 

Purchase now and support us.

EVERYBODY ART NOW

by Justin Knopp

A Limited Edition poster for yourself or as a gift.
100% of the sale price comes to We are the Minories

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Looking Longer Term

There is so much we want to do to support emerging artists, celebrate East Anglian art and foster creativity in the community. There are several ways you can help us:
 
Add the Easy Fundraising widget to your phone or laptop, and with zero extra money or effort required every time you shop online at almost any retailer you can think of (including Amazon, all the supermarkets etc) you will raise a donation for your chosen cause. Pick us, pick us!! Check out how easy it is here: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/donation-reminder/

We know times are tough, and money is tight, but we firmly believe that art brings joy to so many people’s lives. It can act as therapy, as a means of making one’s voice heard, as an outlet, as a way of bringing people together, as a tool to teach skills and as enrichment to our cultural landscape. If you believe that too then perhaps you could help us raise some funds to allow us to continue our work? Our supporter Sarah, for example, is holding an open-air cinema night in her garden for friends and family, supplying popcorn and charging a tenner a ticket!

Become a corporate sponsor - We believe the corporate community shares our beliefs about what’s important – a culturally vibrant city, enriched local communities, and access to creativity for all sectors of the population – all of which We are the Minories is well-placed to deliver. Together we can develop a partnership that brings benefits to both your company and to the Minories. For an informal discussion as to how we might work together drop Jade an email.

 

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Our plans have been significantly set back by the discovery of squatters in the space, who have left a huge amount of mess and damage, which will take time and money to put right. The Gazette reported on the problem here: https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/20597830.colchester-gallery-upset-people-damage-site/
We are appealing for help towards these costs - every penny counts.