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http://www.dizzyink.co.uk
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http://www.cobdenplace.co.uk
http://www.cobdenplace.co.uk

Hello. We’re Cobden Place.

We’re a collective of creatives that includes design agencies, an independent gift store and an arts café that hosts meetings, discussions and film screenings. Now we need your support to add an exciting new element to what we already offer. 

Your donation will help us set up The School of Print. This will be the Nottingham's only open access screen print facility. Open access means that any member of the public can be trained to use the equipment and drop into the space to access it and use our other facilities.

We will host more print based activities and workshops, reach out into the local community and invite more people to become part of our collective. More importantly, we want to give people the practical confidence they need to start their own businesses and add to the creative life of Nottingham city. 

Interested?

Dizzy Ink Risograph Workshop
Dizzy Ink Risograph Workshop

Our target is £8,000. This is the minimum amount of funding we need to set up the open access screen printing facility We have already had key pieces of screen printing equipment donated to us, but your pledges will help us buy the final parts and install them in Cobden Place. The School of Print will then be able to open its doors for public use, host screen printing workshops by industry professionals and our resident creatives, all for the people of Nottingham and the surrounding area.

Stretch Goal #1 !

help us reach our 1st stretch goal !!
help us reach our 1st stretch goal !!

If we achieve our goal of £8000 our next target is to raise funds for a new website for both our members and the general public, the site has already been designed by our in house design agency, Waste Studio and the next step is to build the site, we have a developer at the ready ! The new site will provide a great members experience for all attendees of the School of Print and Cobden Place, it includes an integrated booking system for booking out the print beds, meeting room, workshops, desk space and cafe and allows members to communicate with each other through an online forum!

In addition the new site will promote in house services we offer such as risograph and screen printing, photography, design and marketing and enable the public to better connect with our members and users to aid collaboration and growth.

New website offering an online forum and booking system for members
New website offering an online forum and booking system for members

 Because we want to help support people who have a desire to be more creative in their work or daily lives. For people with an aptitude for screen printing or those who have a burgeoning interest in print and design, we want to be there at the start of them developing their creativity into a meaningful career and help generate ideas for new business start-ups.

Nottingham produces thousands of new graduates each year. We want them to stay in our city and start new businesses, making it a more vibrant place where new ideas can flourish. 

Cobden Place

By driving footfall into Cobden Place, you’ll help create interest in all our other businesses. You’ll bring in new customers for the cafe and gift shop, clients for the design agencies, people who want to access our co-working space and give people an unconventional space where new ideas and new businesses can flourish.

And this is a space we have already invested time and effort in. It took us 18 months to renovate a deserted lace factory that had been dormant for 30 years. We stripped walls, ceilings and floors and then made sure that it could provide a home to new businesses, startups and creatives from across our city.

Before and After!
Before and After!

Our Endorsers

The following major institutions have endorsed our efforts: The Royal Society of Artists, the Creative Quarter and Nottingham City Council.

With support from local and national organisations, people soon responded to what we offered. Businesses started to move in and today we’re a thriving hub with a focus on using art and creativity as a way to reach out to the local community and build new business relationships in a creative and unorthodox space.

We don’t just want to be based in Nottingham, we want to be part of Nottingham. 

Your donation will help us make sure that we realise that aspiration.

Screen printing gives everyone the chance to create a unique work of art. Our idea is that you will be able to walk into our studio and leave a few hours later with a piece of your very own art work. Whether the screen printing is onto a t-shirt or sweatshirt, a piece of material to be framed or a banner, you get something tangible you can wear, show to your friends or use as the basis of your own project – or even your own new business.

Screenprinting
Screenprinting

We see screen printing as a useful gateway to other forms of creative practice. You can be as inventive with your design as you want to be, creating a simple or multi-layered pattern, using vivid or muted colours. You can methodically plan each layer, or find exciting new combinations.

Ultimately, it’s about being creative, and that’s a skill you can use in any area of life. 

Our community

There are over 300,000 people in Nottingham and 1.5 million people in the surrounding area. At the moment, we’re only able to engage with a small number of those. With your help, we can reach out to more people and hope to generate more ideas for new businesses. 

As there are thousands of students in the city, many doing creative courses, we also know that there’s a ready audience for what we want to offer. 

But it’s not just students we want to reach out to. We want to work with schools, young people, retired people, businesses, local communities and charities. But more than that, we want to empower people who want to start a new enterprise but need the space to think and be creative so that it can really take root.

By supporting us, you’re supporting community art across the East Midlands and giving people a bright and colourful future. 

We think that’s well worth the money. 

We’ve developed a range of rewards for your pledges at different prices which all reflect our passion for print and unique artwork.

We’ve got specially designed t-Shirts which will be one of the first things printed through our press, limited edition prints from local and internationally renowned artists and workshops curated especially for you to get the most from our School of Print. Take a look, see what you can give – and what you want to get in return.  

New Reward! £10 - Medium Magazine - Digital Copy
New Reward! £10 - Medium Magazine - Digital Copy
- £10 - Cobden Place Tote Bag Bundle - Florescent Orange Screen printed bag + Stickers
- £10 - Cobden Place Tote Bag Bundle - Florescent Orange Screen printed bag + Stickers
Unique Cobden Place T-Shirt Designs
Unique Cobden Place T-Shirt Designs
- £30 / £15 Early Bird Deal - Limited edition Unique Cobden Place T-Shirt
- £30 / £15 Early Bird Deal - Limited edition Unique Cobden Place T-Shirt
£15 Plenty of Ink Two Colour Screen Print
£15 Plenty of Ink Two Colour Screen Print
£25 - Lucky Dip Choice of Risograph Prints
£25 - Lucky Dip Choice of Risograph Prints
£45 - Have your name sign painted by Chris Edwards on our Print room door as a very special thank you
£45 - Have your name sign painted by Chris Edwards on our Print room door as a very special thank you
£50 - Raw Print Special Edition, Special fully gold embossed Raw Print -Metazine.
£50 - Raw Print Special Edition, Special fully gold embossed Raw Print -Metazine.
New Reward! £60 Made In A Day Workshop
New Reward! £60 Made In A Day Workshop
£75 - Full day screen-printing workshop with Tom Camp, previous print technician for renowned artist Rob Ryan!
£75 - Full day screen-printing workshop with Tom Camp, previous print technician for renowned artist Rob Ryan!
£125 - Signed Jon Burgerman Risograph - Nottingham
£125 - Signed Jon Burgerman Risograph - Nottingham
£150 - Half day paper screen-printing workshop for you lead by Vicky Price, professional print maker, illustrator and educator. Your own edition of prints at end + a signed Vicky Price print to take away with you!
£150 - Half day paper screen-printing workshop for you lead by Vicky Price, professional print maker, illustrator and educator. Your own edition of prints at end + a signed Vicky Price print to take away with you!
NEW REWARD One Place on the Upcoming Mike Meyers Signpainting Workshop £185 or more
NEW REWARD One Place on the Upcoming Mike Meyers Signpainting Workshop £185 or more
£300 - Three Aida Wilde Screen Prints - Dream Big/ Big Dreams
£300 - Three Aida Wilde Screen Prints - Dream Big/ Big Dreams
£300 - Three Aida Wilde Screen Prints - 'Nothin' Going Up But the Rent & Credit Crunch not a Creative Crunch.
£300 - Three Aida Wilde Screen Prints - 'Nothin' Going Up But the Rent & Credit Crunch not a Creative Crunch.
£500 - 10 person Risograph workshop with Dizzy Ink
£500 - 10 person Risograph workshop with Dizzy Ink
£1000 - 37 hours of one on one Risograph tutoring with Artist Craig Proud, Dizzy Ink print technician and riso master!
£1000 - 37 hours of one on one Risograph tutoring with Artist Craig Proud, Dizzy Ink print technician and riso master!
£2000 - In House cinema screening for you held at Cobden Place.
£2000 - In House cinema screening for you held at Cobden Place.
www.cobdenplace.co.uk
www.cobdenplace.co.uk
 
http://www.dizzyink.co.uk
http://www.dizzyink.co.uk
   
           

Risks and challenges

After our own long journey with converting this beautiful derelict lace factory into a creative hub we've encountered and overcome many obstacles along the way, including the removal of 1500 bags of pigeon waste, installing a 40 metre pipe for fire safety purposes and remaining sane despite all odds! Our building has now fully passed all building control specifications and is ready for business!

We are realistic and prepared for potential issues with this project, we have a contingency plan for if we encounter issues with our existing equipment along the way and innovative ways to increase revenue if we do not reach our initial membership targets. These include live printing events, renting the facility to external art organisations and teachers and increasing our services to local bodies and educational programmers.

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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 6

    Support the Cobden Place print room and have your Name featured on our website list of pledgers + invite to the launch of the School of Print.

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    1 x Screen printed tote bag printed on the equipment you helped to buy and designed by ourselves.
    2 x Cobden Place stickers, Name on our website list of pledgers + invite to the launch of the School of Print.

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    Medium Magazine Digital Copy.

    Special pledge for people who can’t physically be with us in The School of Print, we have a digital reward so you can still be learning. Receive a digital copy of a new project created by Dizzy Ink; Medium Magazine. The publication will focus on different print techniques and practitioners who use them. Issue one focuses on mimeograph, risograph and screen printing and will include step by step guides, interviews as well as digital examples of artwork created on these mediums.

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    Limited edition, Signed, Two Colour Screen Print from illustrator Christie Rider, Created especially for our Plenty of Ink Launch Event and printed by Tom Camp.

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    Lucky dip!!! 1 x Risograph print from one our represented artists, Chris Edwards, Tim Kloed, Alan Cheetham or Craig Proud. (Unframed)
    2 x Cobden Place stickers, Name on our website list of pledgers + invite to the launch of the School of Print.

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    Own your own Totally unique Cobden Place screen printed t -shirt! Designed and printed completely by us! No two the same, using our custom made typeface.
    + 2x Cobden Place stickers + Name on our website list of pledgers + Invite to the Launch of our Print Room.

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    Have your name sign painted on our Print room door as a very special thank you by our represented artist Chris Edwards!

    + Digital copy of our bloopers reel + Digital image of the door in all its glory! + Name on our website list of pledgers + invite to the launch of the School of Print. (Special digital slideshow of the progress of the School of Print if attendance isn't possible!)

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    Special fully gold embossed Raw Print -Metazine. A magazine made in collaboration with Raw Print and Dizzy Ink with content curated around the Raw Print lecture series. The lectures address contemporary magazine publishing and have hosted some of the most respected creatives in this vibrant field.

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    Made in a day: Held on the first day of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter in 2016.

    Made in a Day workshops are a collaborative exploration on what people can achieve within a day. You will work alongside new artists, writers, photographers, illustrators, designers and printers to make a publication. The publications will be 24 pages long and will vary in size. We will work together to create, print and bind 100 copies. We have a range of tasks; from the mundane to the eccentric which you will complete. We have split tasks into these headings: Achieve, Receive and Deceive. Some of the tasks will be completed as a group, some in two’s and others as individuals. The days will see you understanding, reacting and interpreting your environments in a new way. You will make new friends. You will make new work. You will make publications. YOU will make the day.

    Dates; 20th March: equinox, June 21st: solstice, 22nd september, 21st December.

    Let us know asap what date you can make as its a first come first serve basis!

    Total members:

    6 people per date, 24 in total.

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    Full day screen-printing workshop with Tom Camp, previous print technician for renowned artist Rob Ryan!
    + 1 x cobden place t-shirt + 2 x Cobden Place stickers, + 1 x totebag Name on our website list of pledgers + invite to the launch of the School of Print.

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    *SIGNED* Special Nottingham Limited edition Risograph print from artist Jon Burgerman printed by Dizzy Ink. (Unframed)
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    Workshop bundle!!! Attend both the above workshops (Risograph and screenprinting!)
    Made in a day: Held on the first day of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter in 2016 +

    Full day screen-printing workshop with Tom Camp, previous print technician for renowned artist Rob Ryan! +

    + 1 x cobden place t-shirt + 2 x Cobden Place stickers, + 1 x totebag Name on our website list of pledgers + invite to the launch of the School of Print.

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    Half day paper screenprinting workshop for you lead by Vicky Price, professional print maker, illustrator and educator. Your own edition of prints at end + a signed Vicky Price print to take away with you!

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    Small business reward! We will co-brand 30 limited edition tote bags with your logo at a live printing event, these bags will then be issued to our members in Cobden Place.

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    One on one tour of The School of Print, Get your name sign written on our Print room door, and leave with a print of your choice!
    + 1 x cobden place t-shirt + 2 x Cobden Place stickers, Name on our website list of pledgers + invite to the launch of the School of Print.

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    3 months membership to the School of Print!
    Includes induction to the space, 1 full day screen-printing workshop, 9 x 3 hour sessions of printing time and 3 screen exposures.
    + 1 x cobden place t-shirt + 2 x Cobden Place stickers, Name on our website list of pledgers + invite to the launch of the School of Print.

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    Aida Wilde Screen Prints, **Signed**

    'Nothin' Going Up But the Rent.' 42.5cm x 60cm, 2 colour screen print on 310gsm Loop paper. (unframed)

    Credit Crunch not a Creative Crunch. 2 colour screen print, 42cm x 59.5cm also printed on 310gsm Loop paper. (unframed)

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    EXCLUSIVE!! Just for this campaign!!
    The Dream Big/ Big Dreams, 40cmx70cm, 3 colour screen print, printed on 300gsm Canaletto paper. (unframed)

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    Group Screen Print Workshop for you and up to 10 friends, With Dizzy Ink.
    + 5 x cobden place t-shirt + 10 x Cobden Place stickers, Name on our website list of pledgers

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    Mega Business deal, 3000 x flyers and 200 posters printed through Dizzy Ink. 50 x Tote Bags and 25 x T-Shirts with your branding on.
    Named as an official sponsor of the School of Print (includes). A guest of honour invite and invitation to speak at our launch. + Your name or business name sign painted on our Print room door as a very special thank you by our represented artist Chris Edwards!

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    Print mentoring scheme including 37 hours of private tuition by artist and technician Craig Proud, mastering artwork through the entire process from design to exhibition and retail.

    Includes 4 x final print runs and test prints throughout tuition.

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    In House cinema screening for you held at Cobden Place. Watch a film about print, complete a screen-printing induction and graduate from the school of print with annual membership for all your guests! Party for up to 20 people with food included.

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    (Early Bird - £15 limited) T-Shirt bundle!
    1 x Cobden Place T-shirt printed on the equipment you helped to buy and designed by ourselves.
    2 x Cobden Place stickers, Name on our website list of pledgers + invite to the launch of the School of Print.

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    We have had a place on the ever popular upcoming signpainting workshop with Mike Meyers donated to us by WASTE Studio. For an incredible deal at £185 join the master signpainter for 2 days of paint filled fun and laughter. Workshop takes place on the 12th – 13th March and we only have one place left to offer so this is your last chance to attend this workshop!

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