About Crombie Artist

Crombie Artist isn’t what you may believe.  You see, you’re not buying a t-shirt, hoody or a piece of artwork……… Now this is a little deep, but you’re sending the message that we belong.  We are trying to come together, be part of something and that everyone’s welcome.  And without knowing, your asking others ‘Do you want to join’?  ‘Do you want to be part of this cool thing that does stuff for others’?

 

When the world is split and separated in every possible way:

 

  • Black Lives Matter

  • Gender Equality

  • Sexuality

  • Covid

  • Who you vote for

 

The list goes on.  Maybe we need something to grab on to that’s earthy, honourable and allows us to feel like we’re making a difference.

 

Crombie Artist isn’t anyone.  It isn’t product and stuff.  It’s a coming together to help others.

 

Doing as much as we can to help and support others:

 

  • NHS LoveWall - £1850 raised

  • Sheffield FC LoveWall - £550 raised

  • All Eat - £100 raised (so far)

 

We're living the brand.  The whole point of Crombie Artist is to help others.

 

The overall dream is to be able to have coffee shops with workshop spaces where it’s ‘free of charge’ for the whole community to come and try something new and be around likeminded people.  To take a break from the grind, number crunching and the stresses of what people consider to be ‘real life’.  And one thing is for absolute sure, there will be no ‘tick boxes’ or ‘KPIs’, we’re just gonna have to pay the bills to keep the lights on.

 

One of the initial main aims is to offer ‘up and coming’ artists, people with talent but no way of showcasing themselves, an opportunity to make some money for their talent.  Help them sell their work, put their work on retail items (t-shirts, cups etc) and offer guidance, if needed.  

 

 

The money raised gets split between the artist and Crombie Artist but here’s the beautiful thing.....the artist makes some money, someone has their artwork on their wall, Crombie Artist makes some money also but that money goes towards delivering creative workshops:

  

  • Art / Drawing / Paining / Printing / Spraying

  • Music / Playing / Singing

  • Literature / Reading / Writing / Poetry

  • Creative Thinking / Leadership / Coaching

  • Social / Chess Club / Flower Arranging / Park Walks 

 

And this will be for everyone!

 

  • Male / Female

  • Elderly / Young

  • Moms / Dads

  • Bame

  • Unemployed

  • Underprivileged

  • Homeless

  • Desperate / Hopeful 

  • And people who just wanna have some fun 

 

As we said, this will all be funded by Crombie Artist from the sales of, cups of coffee, artwork, t-shirts and hoodys.

 

You want to learn the guitar? Yeah, that’ll be for free.

You want to learn to paint? …….that’ll be free.

You want to simple play chess?........you know the deal.  It's for free!

 

We’ll also hire ‘local experts’ to deliver the workshops, so they earn some money to help maintain their business also.

 

So, if you’re a talented artist but don’t know what to do over give your work as presents to family and friends, we’ll give you the platform to get over the start line……..you’re in the right place.

 

If you’re part of the community (yes that means you), there’s going to be a place for you to come and belong and try something you’ve always wanted…….you’re in the right place.

 

Now, if you only want to buy a t-shirt or a nice piece of ‘artwork’, the best signposting I can do for that is towards Primark and Ikea.  They’ll have a terrific range and more than have you covered, at a price that’ll be much cheaper.  But………if you want to send the message that you’re part of something bigger, where people can belong, that’s bringing people together and helps others……..you’re in the right place.  And as a bonus, you’ll end up with a t-shirt, hoody, piece of artwork or a simple cup of coffee for getting involved.

We’ll be setting up a charity ready for 2021 and although the coffee shop/ workshop space may be difficult now……This is how we start.

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has”

(Updated on 11th November 2020)