TEMPORARY CLOSURE To The Public
Effective March 18th
The Rooftop Arts Centre has temporarily closed to the public — effective March 18, to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
The Rooftop’s priority is to protect and support our visitors, artists, staff and volunteers. While we don’t have any confirmed cases connected to the Rooftop, we believe that we must do all that we can to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community, which at this time calls for us to minimise gatherings while maintaining the cleanest environment possible. We look forward to soon announcing when we’ll be able to welcome our staff and visitors back to the Rooftop.
We will assess the situation on a weekly basis.
Online Exhibition – Connect
As part of our strategy to continue our activities during this crisis we are launching a new program of online exhibitions.
As a not-for-profit charity our creative community is our most valuable connection and we want to reach out and create a new local platform for online exhibitions to take place and creativity to be celebrated and shared. Entries will be collected and displayed on our website and shared through all our online social media.
Our first exhibition follows the theme Connect and we are looking for creative expressions of hope, connection with others, the environment, and ourselves. We invites you to submit artwork, poetry, and new media to an online exhibition that explores the theme of connection, something that we are all missing during this time.
For more information and how to apply follow the link below
POSTCARD SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT
20th March 2020
Due to the temporary closure of the Rooftop Arts Centre following government advice concerning COVID-19 our current exhibition the Postcard Show has been cut short.
Whilst we sincerely regret this we have a duty to do our part to keep our community safe during this public health crisis. We are monitoring this decision on a weekly basis and will update social media and our website with more information when we can.
We would like to ask all the artists in the exhibition to leave their works with us if possible. We can safely keep these stored ready for collection when we re-open. Please do not come to the gallery on the advertised dates (25/03 – 28/03 and 01/04 – 04/04) to collect as we cannot guarantee that we will be open. All artworks will be stored safely and there is no charge for this so do not worry, and there will be no time limit on collection when we finally re-open.
Any entries that were posted to us with a stamped self addressed envelope will be returned shortly within the next few weeks. Anyone who entered from outside of Northamptonshire or is desperate for their work be returned via post please get in touch, we will be able to send back a limited number of entries. We will be prioritising the return of entries by those less able to travel to us for collection at a later date.
Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time, Rooftop Arts Centre Team
ABOUT THE ARTS CENTRE
We are a local charity committed to enticing raw talent, nurturing creativity and helping people to flourish.
We are a centre for creativity and openness for visual, tactile and sonic artists of all ages and abilities. We collaborate with other local charities and community interest companies to encourage creative expression and we showcase amateurs and professionals alike.
We frequently schedule open events for exhibitions of arts and crafts. There are opportunities to speak to artists and to buy their work.
We host regular workshops and classes and provide a creative art space for children.
VIEW OUR EXHIBITIONS
Gaze at an inspiring variety of exhibitions produced by local artists. Come and show your support.
JOIN OUR CREATIVE WORKSHOPS
Fancy getting your hands dirty and improving your artistic skills? Then come along to one of our workshops.
ATTEND A PUBLIC EVENT
Feel like socialising? Our public events are community organised. Come for a mingle and meet new people.
The Rooftop Arts Centre is located in Corby town centre. It features a choice of five flexible exhibition areas and 16 individual studios. It is a convenient venue for meetings, workshops, screenings and photo shoots and more.
The venue is accessible with a lift and a service lift suitable for moving large materials.