In October 2018 Lynda Sterling, a socially engaged artist and mother of four, bought an old high street butchers and started a huge renovation project….
Lynda’s vision is to see a happy and cohesive community in Old Trafford with plenty of opportunity for residents to be creative. OT creative SPACE aims to reach out to all parts of the Old Trafford community, see the studio space in use and establish itself as a local hub for creativity and fun.
“Why shouldn’t art be available to local people in their everyday lives, when you nip to the corner shop for some milk?”
OT creative SPACE is a social enterprise which brings together working artists and local people, through art, to build community cohesion and creative engagement.
‘Answers on a Postcard please’ was OT creative SPACE’s first community art project and demonstrated the mission to bring together professional artists and the community. OT creative SPACE is now a registered Arts Award Centre and is excited to be able to deliver the Discover Arts Award during community projects for local children and young people.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic OT creative SPACE has been running a socially distanced art project #staycreativeOT
And in October 2020 we opened the doors to host the #staycreativeOT Exhibition, welcoming over 400 visitors ( socially distanced) over the course of a week.