Coexist would like to offer free use of spaces at Hamilton House to any group that is working with or on behalf of refugee and asylum seekers

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Our Story

In 2008 the owners, Connolly and Callaghan invited a group of friends to create a centre for the community. Ever since, Coexist has been working hard to create a space in which the community can grow. We have grown organically and will continue to do so, open to respond to what is needed by the community within and without the building.

Our Vision

Coexist is a social enterprise, setup as a community interest company based on a philosophy of open hearted and active engagement. We believe that the successful and much needed regeneration of our community is sustainable only if the growth is organic and from the bottom up!

Who's Here

Hamilton House spaces are made up of a wide variety of artists and makers including visual fine artists, photographers, illustrators, fashion and costume designers. We house organisations from festival planners, to award winning social enterprises like The Bristol Bike Project

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Coexist really helped me to get my courses on “Art for the Afraid” up and running in Bristol. They have been so supportive, allowing me to use their beautiful community arts space at a very reasonable rate, and offering lots of advice and enthusiasm. I’ve felt very much part of the community since moving to the area and starting up work here as a teacher and an artist; all the folk who work at Co Exist have been so friendly, approachable and full of encouragement for new ideas and projects. It really feels as if anything is possible here!

Emma Burleigh (artist)

Hello Coexist,
As Sing With Soul Choir takes a break for summer I’d like to thank you for your support and encouragement so far. We’ve seen you show up at performances, sing our praises to your friends and happily hand out leaflets. We couldn’t have better cheerleaders!

Jill (choir leader)

A magical place where dreams come true. Inspirational and creative environment with committed, supportive and loving staff. Xxx

Butzi Schlaadt (fashion designer)