Arts projects and Residencies

for schools and communities in South Cumbria.

The  Artspace project  introduces  professional artists with specialist skills to Barrow and South Cumbrian schools and the wider community. We establish  sustainable creative partnerships, providing  time and resources  to devise and deliver innovative  projects that  combine traditional art skills with digital media, performance and research.


Drawing on local landscape, history and heritage, we aim to stretch the children's notions of arts practIce, and to equip the youngest children with  a creative vocabulary in order to engage imaginatively with their environment.

 On this site  is a full record of our  work from our first residency programme in 2013-14 to the present, and you'll also find a link to the Co Mmotion project which involves a number of our artists  in some ground-breaking work with Barrow and Burnley ASD groups.


Since then we have worked in partnership with Ulverston Coronation Hall,  Littoral and the Mezbarn exploring aspects of signiicant sites and thier role in our perception of place and history.

Since 2017 we have worked with our local authority and Green Lane Archaeaology in Ulverston on an exploration of locality from a base at the Sir John Barrow Cottage. SJB3 is the first body of work and events to result, and the second is currently in development.


You will also find a link to our 2018 Heritage Lottery Fund Project , Around The Bandstand. This project furthured our reach into our community and its social history and includes Oral History recordings, archive video, concert recordings and archive photographs.



John Hall

Project Manager

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Left: Felter Lex Blakeway

at Ulverston Coronation Hall

during Green Room, 2016.

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