As well as advocating for and sharing information about the work of our partner organisations (steering group and wider network members), the Culture Co-op has also initiated a few programmes and projects, so that we are able to successfully achieve our stated objectives. General activities include; developing a cultural road map, hosting an annual careers expo (on hold due to COVID-19) and running a young people’s group to steer the direction of the Co-op, as well as drive the Our Place in the World: Cultural & Creative Education Programme.
Securing funding for two years from 2020, the Culture Co-op, in partnership with Curious Minds and Lancaster University and lead organisation Lancashire Youth Challenge, have been able to develop ‘Our Place in the World: Cultural & Creative Education Programme’. Via this we manage a creative commission scheme for local artists and small organisations, are moving forward with the development of a new online HUB and have recently developed an offline creative challenge pack. Find out more below.