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Woodturning and arts businesses get funding in Yorkshire
12th February
A project to enable woodturners and other arts-based businesses to create and sell their products at city centre markets has been given an additional 250,000 to extend the project to 2010. The money will fund a workshop in Yorkshire, UK with a wood-turning lathe, glass and metal working equipment, a silk-screen printer, a kiln and pottery wheels, and also includes display space and storage area for artists to create their work for a Sunday market and other exhibitions. It also allows tenants to link with other artists and share ideas, as well as access business advice.

Run by Community Initiatives Team at Park Lane College Leeds and Artsmix, a community arts organisation, the Mosaic project will use the funding to open a new enterprise centre in Sheepscar, Yorkshire in the UK. The project began in 2005 using European Funding and has helped establish 27 arts and crafts social enterprises alongside furthering the development and capacity of six associated organisations.

These new businesses have had the opportunity to sell their wood-turnings and other products at a Sunday market (second and fourth Sunday of each month) in Chancellors Court behind the Corn Exchange. Many will now benefit from the project's developing business to business offer, which supplies art and art-based services to local companies.

New funding from the Leeds 'Sharing the Success' Local Enterprise Growth Initiative (LEGI) means the project will be able to help more people who wish to make and sell hand-crafted products by opening a new, large workshop where space will be let at reasonable rates.

Anyone interested in renting work space at the new workshop should contact project manager Jennie Beaumont on 0113 216 2367.

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