The UP Shop –  Creative Community Hub CIC

Your Creative Community

The UP Creative Community is a grassroots network of members, volunteers, artists and partner organisations. 

We are growing organically; from a sewing club of mums meeting after the school run, to a multifaceted arts base for North Birmingham. We are integrating much needed sustainable waste management with your imagination and developing all of our skills alongside artists leading in their individual practice.

We are based at The UP Creative Hub in the heart of Sutton Coldfield town centre. In our upcycled sanctuary we encourage you to explore your creativity, learn new skills, and to have a cuppa and a chat! You have found your new home from home to step away from everyone’s demands on you and just be!

As an organisation we have four main aims:

  • To serve our community by providing a safe, welcoming working space for sewing with resources donated to us that would otherwise be discarded to landfill.  
  • To trade skills, share creative thinking and encourage wellbeing through engagement with creative arts.
  • To provide a robust textile waste management service; receiving donations and processing and repurposing them to help the environment and encourage reuse.  
  • To provide arts, environmental and textiles education, outreach and workshop programmes to members of our community, schools, charities, and other organisations. 

We are a not-for-profit Community Interest Company and we exist to serve you, our community. 

Embracing your creativity in a supportive environment is proven to be of benefit to your mental health. We offer just that, a safe space for you to be. A sanctuary away from reality affording you the freedom to just make.

We would genuinely love to hear from you.

For more information on our services, workshop, outreach, memberships, volunteer opportunities or just to say hello, please email us at info@theupcreativecommunity.org, or contact us.

Workshops

We provide a venue for artists, of all kinds, to provide you with engaging and incredibly fun workshops and 1-2-1s. Our workshops are targeted, focussed and give you access to learning skills while making use of materials that have been donated. 

Education

Being informed is essential; our education programme is continuously developing in consultation with a committee of practitioners. With representatives from Early years, KS1&2, NHS Dementia Care, Birmingham Healthy Minds, Forest Schools and University of Birmingham our education packages focus on the environmental changes we can make through the medium of art.

Smallart

We do not do it for you, but if you need mending, altering and or need help creating you can book your visit. We will guide you in your endeavour.

Second Chance Haberdashery

Textile donations received from you stock our second chance haberdashery. It has become a treasure trove of beautiful things that are waiting for you to use them! The UP Shop haberdashery offers fabric new life and revenue generated allows us to grow.

Memberships

Become a member and get access to our second-chance Haberdashery, workspace, tools and knowledge for only £30 a month!

Community Projects

Our Community projects give a focus to work together and provide a meaningful product with new purpose. Projects are undertaken in consultation and evolve organically with the volunteer groups. Working together is a fantastic outlet for positivity, if you have a need, we have the community to make it happen.

UP on tour

Our Community projects give a focus to work together and provide a meaningful product with new purpose. Projects are undertaken in consultation and evolve organically with the volunteer groups. Working together is a fantastic outlet for positivity, if you have a need, we have the community to make it happen.

Contact us

Do you have any questions or suggestions? 

Please contact us!

About us

We are The Up Creative Hub CIC, a Community Interest Company not-for-profit. 

Members

Do you have any questions or suggestions? 

Please contact us!