MADE (makers, artists and designers) is a community interest company, incorporated in 2013, to facilitate opportunities for emerging and established artists including live performers, visual artists, designers and makers from the locality through a space to present, share and financially sustain their ongoing work. MADE currently leases a building in Roath including 3 galleries, a shop and café area, an upstairs workshop / offering potential residency space and site for weekly classes and meetings -- the main gallery space used as an adaptable area, to present a diverse and maximized programme. At its core, it seeks to produce and connect artists to each other, to extended audiences and to new ways of practising. Led by founding directors - artists Zoë Gingell and Josh Leeson, with a background in design, film production and arts practice -- the organisation is passionate about providing a creative platform which is imaginative and progressive whilst being accessible to artists and public alike.
We're currently working behind closed doors from our space in Roath - though we're still supporting the regular M.A.D.E community by hosting online ZOOM groups for social connection. Additionally, our regular programme of arts and craft has moved online - check us out on Facebook and Instagram for more details. We are also operating a community grocery box scheme, offering locally grown produce, sourdough bread, welsh cheese and free range eggs - delivered for free within 5 miles of CF24. Minimum order of £10.
We've been planning an ambitious website launch for years to incorporate artists' member profiles, a blog, reviews and features. We're starting simple now and going to build it up. Right now we're just offering a point of connection - a space to publish our exhibitions programme online and fundraise to allow us to keep doing what we do and sustain MADE's community of artists, friends and audiences through this time of world crisis. We aim to continue to share and sustain all that is good around us and beyond through connecting and nurturing positive output. We'll be creating a MADE youtube channel for publishing videos of artists who've performed at made via our Electric Soup live sessions.
We're developing an Artist membership and a MADE friend scheme for people to sign up to in helping us continue and grow our platform for the benefit of the Cardiff based community within and beyond. We'll announce details soon ...