Rural artists' studios: Green Close Studios: A grassroots approach, NFASP case study 2010

Green Close Studios

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Green Close Studios are local, rural studios with a global reach. Based in the village of Melling, North Lancashire, this visual arts organisation has has been delivering culturally diverse contemporary art to rural and urban communities since its inception in 1997.
Green Close Studios has connected with its local environment, rural setting, and community and has also engaged with international artists and projects to build an outstanding, innovative arts provision.

A grassroots approach to the management of the studios means that artists are supported in their practice and in developing a wider understanding of working within community and educational contexts.