Leadworks Factory is an innovative community space based in a spectacular warehouse which celebrates the richness of grassroots organisations and individuals working in the Stonehouse Peninsula.
The space offers community organisations/individuals a place to work, to be and to share. We are looking for materials to convert the interior of the warehouse in to an inclusive, accessible, multi-use space, to bring the community together. The Stonehouse area has an immensely rich past and this needs to become visible and tangible, to empower the community and bring people together. The Leadworks Factory is a place to celebrate difference, in a supportive and creative environment.
Once converted, our aim as a social enterprise is to become financially self-sustaining, offering flexible and multi-functional space at affordable rates, to empower and encourage arts, performance, creative writing, cinema, history, community action, refugees, green spaces, makers, radio, music, disability, tackle loneliness, mental health and wellbeing.
There will be an open communal area and a café. There will be a bar for live events. We wish to offer the opportunity for employment of adults who might otherwise find it difficult to find employment, for example due to disability, homelessness, mental health needs.
We will create an office space for hot desking, enabling collaborative working across small grassroots organisations. This will enable the sharing of resources, ideas and information.
We are thrilled that Plymouth Art Weekender want to use us for five days at the end of September but this means there is time pressure to revamp the indoor space. We will use the money to redesign and secure the interior space to include fixed studio spaces, flexible temporary studios that can be put-up and taken-down as required, activity and workshop rooms, a cinema space, recording studio, café/bar facilities, breakout living area, hot desking office space, large performance space for live events.