Supporting Culture and Sport in Lancashire: launch your Spacehive campaign by 1st February 2023
The project aims to • Identify and work with host companies who have underutilized space which could be used for cultural and creative events. • Encourage and support host companies to use creative activities to support their own ventures by providing Free or affordable spaces to makers and creatives. • Connect host companies with events organisers to deliver and promote cultural and creative events. • Increase the offering of FREE cultural and creative experiences in underutilized spaces to communities and to build opportunities to engage communities in experiencing and learning new skills. • Improve the economic viability of local businesses by using underutilized space to improve customer engagement by providing cultural and creative experiences. • Develop new routes to market for local creatives for their exhibitions, markets, demonstrations and courses.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The project will benefit the creative community, business community and local community by :- • Bringing together both business and creative communities to maximise their assets for mutual reward, economic development and increase provision of FREE Creative activities for local communities This will be achieved by :- • Creating networks of businesses that have space for use by local creatives to provide pop up or regular markets/selling space/workshop/demonstration space. • Linking event’s organisers to businesses/landlords to create creative events. • Increasing the sustainability of the supporting businesses by increasing their footfall, community engagement and customer loyalty. • Increase the opportunities for the local community to connect with local artisans and makers through free events (markets, demonstrations and workshops) • Improving the economic viability of local creatives by developing new routes to market.
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About the space
Fylde Borough Council