Over the years the ACT has been approached by many arts-based, music, writing, language & cultural partners - all wanting to use the venue in a variety of ways, to suit growing numbers and diverse interests. The old school building provides a welcoming, nurturing, creative space for local people to develop passions through sharing our gifts and our ideas, collectively. Of great significance is that rural and urban dwellers are co-operating in tighter networks because it's the practical needs which drive LOCAL economies, at the centre of which - relationships based on trust and understanding - remain key.