from art.earth member Steve Brown:
During the past 10 years our TAAG (Teignmouth Arts Action Group) volunteers have developed a rundown garage space into a thriving home for the arts and community, which includes galleries, workshops and a community hub at the heart of Teignmouth’s Arts Quarter. The overwhelming support of users and local people helped us to persuade the council to spare the building from demolition and offer it to us. TAAG has now acquired charitable status and we are buying the building from the council to refurbish and to secure this arts and community facility for the public benefit.
This Crowdfunder is part of our fundraising to meet the costs of the building purchase, essential maintenance & access costs, and associated expenses. Our initial target was £200,000 and thanks to the generosity of donors and a fundraising exhibition by artists we have almost reached the halfway point. This Crowdfunder aims to raise £60,000 of the remaining £100,000 (our stretch target), which will allow us to save and reopen TAAG.
If you’d like to help, or to learn more, read the details here.