The Sustainable Studio community events space

by The Sustainable Studio in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

We did it
On 29th April 2017 we successfully raised £10,272 with 120 supporters in 28 days

Help us make the 2nd floor of our building safe and create a community event space to host dance, theatre, music, workshops and exhibitions!

by The Sustainable Studio in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we go above and beyond our target , we want to work with local university and college students to design and build more studios (from reclaimed materials and wood sourced sustainably) to offer subsidised studios for graduates. We would love to employ two part-time people from our community to help run the space and create placements for internships and apprenticeships. The ultimate dream would to be able to offer free workshops for the community throughout the year and build on our interntional links to add a variety of events to our calendar.


Hi there! We are Julia Harris and Sarah Valentin. We are sisters and founders of The Sustainable Studio.  We are mothers, musicians and fashion designers from Cardiff, the capitol city of Wales. This time last year we embarked on a journey to transform a former munitions factory and open a coworking creative space  out of a passion to bring people in the community together to share skills, inspire, learn and create together.  With help from our family, friends and the community we did it. Check out our website to see what we have achieved so far!

 With the rise and demand of coworking spaces in our city, we soon realised that the arts and makers community was lacking inspirational and inclusive space to work. Phase 2 of our vision is to transform the existing top floor in to a community events space for dance, theatre, music, workshops and exhibitions.

To do this, we need your help. We need to raise £10,000 to make the exit routes and building safe, fit a new fire alarm system, new electrics and plumb toilets. 

Cardiff is a cultural city, small enough to make strong relationships and big enough to make a difference for the next generation of creative makers and thinkers!

We want to thank you in advance for believing in the project and all those that have been involved so far. Because of your support we will be able to create a usable events space for artists and creative businesses and engage the local community in the arts! 

We've offered a few small rewards, but as ever, the main thing you get is that warm glow of making something happen.

It will be impossible without you. With you, it could be incredible!

Here's what some of the makers and creatives had to say about TSS.

Meet our Makers Part 1 from The Sustainable Studio on Vimeo.

Meet our makers Part 2 from The Sustainable Studio on Vimeo.

The Sustainable Studio (TSS) is creating an inspiration events space. TSS are supporting the creative community with:

Exhibitions, events and rehearsal space
Education programming & community events
Incubation spaces 
Community services (Workshops, classes, lunches & festivals)
Studio space
Shared coworking environment

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

7 of 100 claimed

£5 Reward

A limited edition pin badge "I build cool stuff"

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Work from the studio for a day and experience the creative community working environment and say HELLO to the other members. Includes FREE refreshments all day and limited edition pin badge "i make cool stuff".

£10 or more

9 of 200 claimed

£10 Reward

Your name on our Wall of Awesomeness. As a thank you, we will also give you a shoutout on our social media!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Pledge £20 and you'll be invited to take part in a one-off interactive event organised just for you. Cast your hand print in to plaster as part of our wall of awesomeness. Its a fantastic way to remember how so many people made our crowdfunder a success and celebrate all the support for the creative Community!

£25 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£25 Reward

Bring out your inner Dane and spend a morning learning how to pronounce those words you've heard on The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge with our in house translator Jason. Astound your friends with your in-depth knowledge of all things dark and moody but IN DANISH! They'll be a proper Danish pastry from BROD and plenty of Fairtrade tea & Coffee on tap!

£25 or more

22 of 100 claimed

£25 Reward

Specially designed canvas bag by one of our in house artists plus your name on the wall of awesomness!

£35 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£35 Reward

We've teamed up with Tadstock, a festival run purely on solar energy in the heart of the Cotswolds to offer 10 family tickets (2 adults 2 children) at half price £35 instead of £70. The festival runs over bank holiday weekend in August and supports young artists and musicians to perform, build confidence and bring families together.

£50 or more

12 of 60 claimed

£50 Reward

A ticket to our official opening of the new space (includes a free drink and buffet).

£50 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£50 Reward

Have a one to one throwing lesson at the Studio, a custom canvas bag designed by one of our in house artists, limited edition pin badge and your name on the wall of awesomeness!

£50 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£50 Reward

Sarah has stepped up to offer a one to one pattern cutting class. If you fancy learning how to make your own clothes from scratch then this reward is for you! You'll also receive a custom canvas bag designed by one of our in house artists, limited edition pin badge and your name on the wall of awesomeness!

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

Why not take the opportunity to book a family photoshoot with Viada, one of our photographers based here at the studio. With the lighter nights, sun shining and bluebells about to bloom, its the perfect time to capture a precious moment with your loved ones. The reward includes 10 chosen photos!

£250 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£250 Reward

Have a tour of the space by the founders before anyone else, a ticket to the launch, a canvas bag, your name on the wall of awesomeness and a shout out on social media.

£500 or more

2 of 1 claimed

£500 Reward

A jewellery making workshop for you and up to 10 friends right here at the studio. Free drink and lunch included. Works out at only £50 per person! Why not have it for a team building session for your business or for a hen/stag party.

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£500 Reward

A print making workshop for you and up to 10 friends right here at the studio. Free drink and lunch included. Works out at only £50 per person! Why not have it for a team building session for your business or for a hen/stag party.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

All inclusive dining experience with the founders, a tour of the Studios one week before our launch party plus a spa day for two and a custom canvas bag designed by one of our in house artists, limited edition pin badge and your name on the wall of awesomeness! !

£5,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£5,000 Reward

Support a up to 5 graduates by contributing towards their studio costs.

£10,000 or more

£10,000 Reward

If you've got this much money then you get to name one of the new spaces!

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