Cobalt is a not for profit, community interest company. Our intent is to achieve a variety of social impacts which we assess each year through data capture…
Every ticket, drink, membership, and donation brought goes to support a variety of good causes. We know that accessible cultural activity can improve mental health, increase confidence, support general wellbeing and help with social isolation.
The aim of Cobalt is…
- To bring people together via culture.
- To make good quality culture affordable and accessible
- To offer cultural learning opportunities
- To support mental well-being and help social isolation through culture
- To celebrate, nurture and showcase culture in all its diversity
- To facilitate and promote equality and inclusivity
- To support creative production of all kinds
- To champion new, experimental, and underrepresented culture.
- To ensure that there are no barriers between everybody’s right to expression as long as their expression is fully inclusive and causes no harm
- To prioritise people over money
- To contribute to the cultural fabric and economy of the city and a wider national cultural economy
We do this by…
- Providing affordable, permanent, and temporary space for creative production
- Running our own programme of music, performance, art events and creative learning opportunities
- Providing opportunities for other people’s creative events
Our annual objectives are…
- To welcome an audience of at least 15,000 to the building per annum
- To ensure at least 3000 places to free events over the year
- To deliver at least 35 creative learning events and workshops each year
- To create performance opportunities for 25 young musicians each year
- To offer free venue hire for at least 20 events each year for organisations to deliver with a social impact, on low or non-existent budgets
- To aid and safeguard the creative incomes of at least 20 arts professionals with the provision of affordable, safe and secure workspace
- To keep average ticket price for all Cobalt events no higher than £8 per ticket
- To pay all artists taking part in events
- To put at least £50k in artists fees into the cultural economy
- To strive for a balance of 50/50 male female/non gender specific performers on stage within our own events
- To network with and create opportunities for at least 3 new organisations wishing to use our space, promoting diversity and inelasticity each year
- To create 1 job or voluntarily position for unskilled workers who learn and train alongside us
Downloadable PDFs of our social impact data available below.