FASTSIGNS Manchester has strengthened links with the local arts scene by becoming a corporate member of Manchester-based charitable arts foundation HOME.
HOME work with both international and UK artists, producing drama, dance, film and contemporary visual art that aims to create experiences that are both exciting and thought-provoking.
Manchester’s unique art scene is one of the city’s main attractions, and FASTSIGNS Manchester hopes to increase its appeal further by financially supporting a charity that focuses on international work, new commissions and talent development.
“HOME is a Manchester-only charity, and it felt right to help a foundation on our doorstep, especially when it has such fantastic facilities for our community. I’ve been there a good number of times and loved it!” said Richard Wedgwood, Director of FASTSIGNS Manchester.
These facilities include enchanting cinema screens and visual live theatre auditoriums at HOME’s centre near First Street, as well as an on-site bar and restaurant that culture lovers regularly flock to.
“Like most not-for-profit organisations, it struggles for funding,” continued Richard. “So we’re really pleased to be able to offer some financial support.”
Of the partnership, HOME’s Development Manager, Jenni Willows, said: “We’re delighted to have FASTSIGNS Manchester on board as part of the HOME family of supporters. We hope that we can reciprocate their support with benefits that will help them meet their own business objectives.”
FASTSIGNS Manchester’s corporate partnership with HOME will last for an initial twelve months, and began back in July when they attended the HOME Sponsors-only Quiz Night.
“The team went along and had a wonderful time crafting sculptures of film characters out of modelling clay, as well as connecting with others that support HOME’s cause,” said Richard.