We are an ambitious, creative and community-led organisation based in Morecambe; born of a love for the area and people in it.
The Good Things Collective (formerly The Exchange Creative Community) is a community-driven creative hub that uses the arts and creativity as a means to improve individual and collective wellbeing, improve access to artistic and creative opportunities and support incubation of creative and socially rooted enterprises. We were founded in the Summer of 2015 by local people, for local people. Our activities harness local talents and energy as well as the benefits of collaboration and sharing. Increasingly we understand our role and impact in providing a home and anchor for local creativity, ideas and innovation to flourish and grow.
To create a self sustaining and community-led ecosystem that will support ongoing social, cultural and economic growth that benefits the community in and around Morecambe.
The Good Things Collective is a growing community business that acts to improve creative facilities and opportunities in an inclusive and accessible way. We’d like to see our patch recognised for its skills, talents and kindness which have long been under-appreciated. We believe the arts and creative activity can bring people together with a wide range of positive benefits.
In December 2020 our request to Companies House to rename as the Good Things Collective (departing from the Exchange Creative Community CIC) and evolve from a Small Membership CIC to a Large Membership CIC was approved. This means that our growing community of movers and shakers across the local area will be able to apply to become members of the organisation - giving people a real say and stake, as we continue to grow.
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As part of the Creative Exchange exhibition and evolving into a large membership Community Interest Company we have begun a process of creating 'Community Profiles' as a way of celebrating our diverse creative community, better understanding our impact and organisational learning to help us reflect and learn as we grow into the future.