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Welcome to the Ideas Hub!

The Ideas Hub Chelmsford is a registered charity.

The Ideas Hub’s objectives are based around community cohesion and education. The Hub strives not to replicate what is already available in the local community, but works at “filling” the gaps within the remit of its objectives.

The Ideas Hub has identified the following gaps in Chelmsford:

  • Lack of Cultural opportunities: the Ideas hub runs an annual Festival of Ideas and will soon promote local cultural events via its website and Facebook page.
  • Lack of visual arts provision/ gallery: the Ideas Hub has facilitated the set-up of a network of local artists. As an example, a group of artists have collaborated on a ‘Rain Art’ project across the City centre. Next steps include the re-establishment of an Art Trail in Chelmsford, running regular life drawing classes, and working with local businesses to have local art exhibited in the windows of empty shops. We are also hoping to resume our visual art classes for young people.
  • Lack of opportunities across all age groups in creative, engineering, science, and design/ technology, especially for 11-16 years old: the Ideas Hub is working with the  Chelmsford Society of Engineering and Science (CSES), local schools, Youth Groups, both local universities, and local ‘STEM Ambassadors’ to establish a Makers Space and Out-Reach projects to provide STEAM workshops opportunities across the City.
  • Tackling loneliness for all ages and backgrounds: the Ideas Hub is filling this gap through the above projects.