‘Watch This Space’ is about looking at spaces (any spaces) differently and asking how they might be used to support, encourage, and build the creative and cultural sector in Skipton.

The project was piloted by Great Place Lakes and Dales in 2019 and 2021 the project helped people working in creative industries experiment and test different spaces. These pilots saw digital workshops take place in a co-working space, an opera singer take over a parish hall, performers develop aerial skills in a barn and poetry created in a restaurant window to name a few.

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The project also enabled collaboration between artists, new skills to be learnt and ideas to be tested – it gave the ‘space’ for people to explore.

Now Watch this Space is back in Skipton for 2022/2023 and we are on the hunt for spaces and creatives to work with – check out what spaces we have available here and what creative ideas and projects are developing here


“Evaluation of Phase 1 and 2 showed Watch This Space enabled participants to collaborate and build networks and that they felt validated as professional artists.“