Glossop Arts Project

Glossop Arts Project CIC –  (GAP) –  is a not-for-profit community-based project bringing Art to life!

Our Aim

We offer creative sessions within a stimulating atmosphere to promote freedom of artistic expression, enhance social inclusion and  wellbeing.  Our welcoming, friendly and inclusive principles inspire people to try new activities, learn and improve skills, and build self-confidence.

What We Do

GAP run weekly creative sessions, mainly, during term-time. We offer two ‘Arts for Wellbeing’ sessions per-week for people with long term physical and mental health conditions,  ‘Hands on Art’ sessions every  Wednesday for adults with learning disabilities and we host a self-led creative women’s group every Monday evening. We have worked with Age UK on a regular basis with ‘Arts for Dementia’.  We also offer bespoke Therapeutic Arts sessions.

A further programme of Creative Workshops open to anyone in Glossop and the surrounding area is also available.

Arts for Wellbeing

These weekly sessions are aimed at people with long-term physical and mental health conditions in Glossop and the surrounding area. The sessions are free of charge, a voluntary contribution towards refreshments is welcome but not essential.
Where:   Adult Community Education Centre, Talbot Street, Glossop, SK13 7DG
When:    Mondays 1pm – 3pm, Fridays 10am – 12noon

Hands on Art

Regular arts, craft, music and movement sessions for adults with learning disabilities. These sessions cost £4.50 per person and a healthy snack is offered – we can cater for dietry requirements.

Where: The Pure Vibes Youth Centre, Ebenezer Street, Whitfield, Glossop, SK13 8JY

When:  Every Wednesday, 10am – 12noon


CREATIONS is a Self-led supportive group for women. At Hadfield Community rooms (Lower Hadfield Library) every Monday 7pm – 9pm Except Bank Holidays.

Create – bring along your own materials
Relax – improve your wellbeing
Engage – meet other motivated creative women
Aspire – improve skills and share knowledge
Talk – chat, discuss, share
Involve – be part of a group
Optimistic – encouragement and reflection
Nurture – supporting each other
Space – for you to do something for you

Arts in Ageing

Arts in Ageing sessions focus on reminiscence. We use themes such as childhood, holidays, different eras or seasons with the group and produce artwork to accompany the discussions . With Dementia Friendly facilitators we provide an inclusive environment.

Creative Workshops for All

These workshops are open to all. The sessions are run by GAP and invited local artists. Please check the calendar for forthcoming events. A charge will be made for these workshops, and light refreshments are included.

Where: Various

When: Various

GAP Updates

Glossop Arts Project

Glossop Arts Project (GAP) is a community-based project offering Arts for Wellbeing. Our welcoming, friendly and inclusive environment inspires people to try new activities, learn and improve skills, and build self-confidence. We run various group sessions in accessible venues to people of mixed ages and abilities in Glossop and the local area. Our Arts for Wellbeing group is aimed at people with long-term health conditions within. Hands On Art is a creative session for adults with learning disabilities. CREATIONS is a self-led women's group. We aim for all our sessions to promote freedom of artistic expression, enhance social inclusion, and enhance wellbeing.
Glossop Arts Project
Glossop Arts Project
This week has been amazing for GAP - we were very privileged to have a visit from Lord Burlington - he came to see what we do and meet our participants.
Our Ian asked him what football team he supports! A past participant told him in her words "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for this group" she is now re-training and has a new career - we are humbled by this. And Jess showed him her drawings and gave him one of her prints to take home! We are hoping he will put it up next to the old masters in Chatsworth House.
Lord Burlington was genuinely a decent chap and interested in Arts for Wellbeing. He supports community causes and is working closely with Derbyshire Community Foundation to support organisations like ours.
Thank you everyone for making it such a fantastic day.
Glossop Arts Project
Glossop Arts Project
We have finished now for the summer and we will resume on the 5th of September for our Hadfield group and 6th of September for our Friday group at Glossop Adult Education Centre then 9th of September for our Mon group at Glossop Adult Education Centre.
I would just like to thank our volunteer Marie for running two special summer workshops at Victoria Hall looking at the beautiful architecture - these collages and prints will be combined to make a wall hanging to be exhibited at the Hall.
Glossop Arts Project
Glossop Arts Project
**** We are very pleased to advertise our post for Young People’s Project Development Worker
(3 year fixed term post) ****
Working hours 12 per week, worked flexibly over 42 weeks a year
Salary £5,995.50 pa (actual)

For further details please apply for an application pack go to or email

Glossop Arts Project (GAP) is a small not for profit Community Interest Company providing Arts for Wellbeing sessions for adults, and more recently young people, living with long term physical and mental health problems. Our aim is to inspire people to try new activities, learn and improve skills and build self-confidence in a friendly, welcoming and inclusive environment. As an organisation we have been delivering a range of sessions and community art projects in Glossop and the surrounding area since 2014. An exciting opportunity has now arisen for a Young People’s Project Development Worker to join our small and dedicated team and build on a recent pilot project.

The Development Worker will be a key member of our team with responsibility for developing our Arts for Wellbeing provision (Mind The Gap) for young people aged 14 -18 years. With excellent communication and organisation skills, an interest in arts and crafts and experience of working with and delivering projects with young people, particularly those experiencing poor mental or emotional wellbeing, this role will require a positive, empathetic and ‘can-do’ attitude as it will be essential to the success of this new area of work.
The successful candidate will report to the GAP Project Coordinator.
Previous experience of working in the voluntary and community sector is desirable but not essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role for an organisation which makes a real difference.
For more information please look on our website or email if you require a paper copy. If you require the application pack in any other format please let us know. Please note that CV’s will not be accepted

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Tuesday 17th September 2019
Glossop Arts Project
Glossop Arts Project
Any of our lovely followers able to entertain us at our next Club Night with some magic tricks/ illusions? Apply within😊
Glossop Arts Project
Glossop Arts Project
We were invited by Lord Burlington - The High Sheriff of Derbyshire - who has a strong connection with Derbyshire Community Foundation who, together have selected five local community causes to have a dedicated space in the gift shop to sell the goods and promote their organisations - and we are one of them! Lord Burlington - High Sheriff is coming to see us tomorrow too! Will post tomorrow!
We were the guests of Lord Burlington for our recent field trip and had complimentary tickets to the gardens - what an amazing day that was!
So, what a great excuse for a day out Chatsworth is a Derbyshire Gem! Visit the house and the gardens, or just pop in for coffee - beautiful setting and a great cause.
Glossop Arts Project
Glossop Arts Project
We are so proud to announce that Glossop Arts Project has been invited to sell handmade goods at The Stables gift shop at Chatsworth House! Handmade cards, brooches, prints, hand knitted face cloths and dish cloths made by our participants.
Yes! That's right! Our little group is over the moon with this opportunity.
Thank you so much to those who have - despite arthritic hands, caring commitments and their battle with mental health, knitted - Crocheted - fixed - packaged and prettied!! We love you xxxxx