I've currently got a piece on display in the 'Picture Postcard Show' exhibition at the Electric Picture House Art's Space in Cheshire, a space run by a co-operative of artists with group studios on site [very much like casc]
Reading about the co-operative's ethos and mission statement is quite refreshing they aim to not only develop their own practise but help support and nurture other artists creating a solid network:
"The cooperative was formed around the principle of providing an arts space that has community involvement as one of it’s core functions , and of being a democratic organisation run by its members.
Our aim is to provide affordable space for artists, to run regular art workshops, community projects and to run exhibitions and arts events in our gallery space."
Below is my piece from the exhibition - it's pencil and pastel on a found book cover, and below that is an installation shot from the exhibition from the gallery's facebook page