Project Details


Take Up Space is an initiative which aims to re-imagine and re-instate an unused community green space in Blackburn town centre across from the Museum and Art Gallery with two primary aims: increase engagement with arts and cultural forms and promote community empowerment and social integration using co-design techniques and approaches.

Layman's description

Research Bid and Project Lead for the Arts Council England funded research and development project ‘Take Up Space!’

Key findings

Through participating in co-design workshops, the community developed a series of proposals for a community green space attached to Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery.
Effective start/end date1/08/181/10/19

Collaborative partners

  • Edge Hill University (lead)
  • Lancaster University
  • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
  • Arts Council England
  • National Festival of Making


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