2015 – Awarded Highly Commended Outstanding Social Enterprise at the North East Charity Awards in Newcastle.
2012 – Named Best Practice Project – Commission for Rural Communities, Barriers to education, employment and training for young people in rural areas.
2012 – Named Best Practice CIC by the UK CIC Regulator.
2011 – Best Rural Business – Women into the Network (WIN)
2008 – Winners of the North East Business Awards – Cultural & Creative Business
2008 – One North East Enterprising Britain
Allendale Creative Artists began as a co-operative of professional artists and small businesses. By 2006 they inhabited a lively rural hub in Allendale Market Square, which then quickly grew into an award-winning social enterprise and community interest company The Allendale Forge Studios.
In 2010, our volunteer directors had the Allendale Forge Studios building constructed with grants secured alongside a loan.
Now, the Forge is a hub for artists, the local community and visitors to enjoy.
Our facilities include:
Professional working studios
A not-for-profit organization, we continue to work with volunteers, maintaining a valuable resource and community hub, unique within the beautiful setting of the North Pennines.
Who is who ....
Here is a link to "contacts" at the Forge. If you would like to join us in any capacity, please contact us.