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High Sheriff Praises Artz Centre

The Artz Centre in Skelmersdale has received high recommendation from The Lord High Sheriff of Lancashire after she was shown around with the Mayor of West Lancashire Councillor Nikki Hennessy.

The Artz is still only in it’s second year of operation but has already accomplished so much already. The Community Interest Company offers a range of professional creative services to schools and businesses across the West Lancashire and uses this investment to subsidise a wide range of learning opportunities to young people.

This self sustaining business model received high praise indeed from the High Sheriff who had this to say.

“The Artz Centre is a fantastic example of what can be done in the community to engage with young people. I particularly appreciate the commercial aspects and their understanding of how to be self sustaining” Amanda Parker – Lord High Sheriff of Lancashire

Mark Ashton, Director of the Artz Centre said;

“It was great to show the Mayor and The Lord High Sheriff around the Artz Centre, and talk to them about some of the ways that we are currently helping local people. Our approach to social business enables us to be able to offer great opportunities to young people and support local schools and businesses with their creative problems. We will continue to work hard to develop The Artz Centre and our link with the people of West Lancashire.”

The Artz Centre is about to unveil a new ‘Creative Scholarship’ to support talented individuals who otherwise cannot access this kind of provision due to various barriers. For more information or to visit The Artz Centre call 01695 733080 or visit the website www.artzcentre.co.uk

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