Welcome to the Artspace Cinderford website.

Artspace Cinderford are an arts and education based charity based in the Forest of Dean. Established in 1988, the organisation specialises in offering fully inclusive, accessible creative opportunities for people of any age or ability.

Artspace are based at the New Mercury arts centre, Cinderford and offer a wide range of courses and one off workshops for adults and children, including painting and drawing, animation,  textiles, ceramics, drama, singing and circus skills.

In addition to the in-house programme, the organisation works extensively on an out-reach basis, at festivals, events and in schools, care homes and village venues.

Click here to download a copy of our Autumn 2024 programme

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If you have any queries you can contact us on 01594 825111 or email info@artspacecinderford.org

Many thanks,  Artspace Team.

close up photo of hands making a pot out of clay


Come to Artspace to enjoy a group workshop for adults in our fully equipped art studio in Cinderford.

Young people's hands painting cplours on a wall with paintbrushes


Artspace  are pleased to offer classes for young people, where they will have  the chance to learn about new art forms, develop new skills and even achieve an Arts Award qualification!!

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Cinderford Artspace are one of the five founding partners of the Gloucestershire Creative Health Consortium. The consortium exists to inspire, nourish and surprise people with creative ways to manage their healthcare. Working together with NHS Gloucestershire, the consortium offers a wide range of creative ‘Arts on Prescription’ projects to individuals of all ages living in Gloucestershire.

circus performer balancing juggling sticks


Engage Youth Circus started with a small group of young people meeting one evening a week in a community centre in 2000 and has continued to grow.  Come and join one of our classes and be a part of the next generation of Engage students.

Charity number – 1053492

Reg no. – 2580953

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