In 2020 Arts Council England funded Cartwheel Arts to deliver an exciting new project that supported ten freelance artists who had delivered a project with us recently or been supported by the Rochdale Borough Culture Network.

Each practitioner was paired with another, creating five partnerships who then collaborated to develop ten new artworks responding to the climate emergency, as well as and an accompanying activity to inspire residents of Rochdale Borough during the pandemic.

Cartwheel printed postcards with their activities to send to our regular participants, encouraging artistic practice at home and engagement with environmental issues.

Sumit Sarkar & Mitch Olham catching up on zoom 

Natalie Linney and Anjum Malik meeting in an allotment

An written piece in the making by Shamshad Khan


The new works were put together in a digital exhibition in our dedicated video below. Each artist was also featured invididually on our Art for a Reason blog.

News 15 July 2020
Get Creative Inside Tutorial Videos!
Get Creative Inside Tutorial Videos!

So you have the materials and you want to try out one of our activities in an easy and accessible way. We've made it really easy for you to join in with these dedicated art tutorial videos!

News 04 May 2020

Just a little note from all the staff team at Cartwheel Arts to say that we hope you are all well during this challenging time.

Cartwheel’s work has always centred around the power of human connection so we are fully aware of the impact that the distancing may be having.

We are working hard behind the scenes to devise a way of offering these creative connections in another format, as a temporary measure, and will keep you updated when we have something to share.

Following advice from the government, the Cartwheel team are all working from home. The office phone isn’t being manned, but we can pick up voicemails if you leave one, and we are answering emails.

This time will pass, and when it does we can’t wait to see you all and use art as a way to heal and reconnect.

Cartwheel Arts
110 Manchester Street
OL10 1DW


T: 01706 361300 

Company number: 2161995
Charity number: 519394

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