INTRA is a Medway based arts venue, hosting creative events, classes, activities and studios, and offering one of the best collections in Kent of specialist arts equipment accessible to the general public.
Our not for profit company Intra Arts Ltd. was formed in 2014 when we took on the former Spemco building in Rochester High Street. This Art Deco fronted, Victorian building is much loved in the historic area of ‘Chatham Intra’. Our aim is to provide an arts programme, creative opportunities and education in a space that welcomes people of all ages, abilities and circumstances.
We have built a friendly community of people interested in creativity of all kinds. People come to us to learn specialist skills, make things in company, to get a break from the stresses of their lives, have fun, work on projects collectively and individually, meet other local people, and all sorts of other reasons. We don’t require membership, and we keep prices affordable.
There is a lovely workshop space where we run a programme of creative activities. The space can also be hired by groups or individuals to host meetings, parties or classes.
The studio spaces at INTRA are occupied by artists who bring and share their expertise and equipment with the community. We have Medway Fine Printmakers running a fantastic print studio with an excellent range of presses and courses spanning intaglio, stencil, and relief printing. Unravel & Unwind offer a craft drop-in community centre where you can learn skills from crochet to decoupage, or bring along a project you are working on and make it in company. Printed Wonders has a small shop of hand printed gifts, stationery and textiles – many made on the premises, and Rikard Osterlund is a photographer who runs wet plate sessions and hosts a Photobook Club.
INTRA doesn’t currently receive funding from any public body, but hopefully we will in the future so that we can offer free and discounted activities.
Intra Arts Limited, Company Number 09151762, Registered in England & Wales.
Registered Office: 337-341 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1DA