Bankley Studios, Manchester
Rejuvenating an existing co-op of artists
A co-operative of 36 professional artists, formed in 1998. The co-op rents affordable studios and gallery in a Manchester warehouse. In recent years members had become quite passive, with active members being quite over-burdened and unsure of their responsibilities. CBC support focussed on reviving and recruiting the Committee of Management, training members and Directors in their Rules and roles, enhancing member benefits. CBC also assisted the co-op in making key decisions about their premises, and with their annual accounts and corporation tax return.