8 On Now
We don’t write the rules - we work them out, together


Supporting artists and communities to embark on creative journeys together and make art.

Baa Baa Baric, Have You Any Pull ? A Quiet Revolution Mark Storor & Communities across St Helens, commissioned by Heart of Glass. Photo credit: Stephen King.

Our core philosophy is inspired by co-production - communities and artists making together. People are central to both our thinking and our practice. We are interested in building communities of enquiry, in sharing skills and experience, and placing art in direct interaction with all areas of life. The results of this activity ranges from theatre to visual art, and everything in between.

We see creativity as the key to our collective future

We are living in a particular period of harsh change in which opportunity and dignity are being stripped away from individuals and communities. We believe that creativity matters to our civic life, our communities and our everyday lives. By working together we create the possibility of dialogue and critique and new ways to imagine the future and ways of being. When we create, we make, and making is a powerful indicator of change!

A young boy and a women are screen printing together. Both wear white aprons dated with paint.

Rooted, interactive and collaborative

Our programme will always be rooted, interactive and collaborative by its very nature. It’s why we aim to enshrine accessibility and inclusion into everything we do. And it’s also why our approach to everything we do is honest, open, democratic and always exciting! We don’t write the rules - we work them out, together. By working in solidarity with young, old, artists and activists alike – the collective voice we create can throw light on unexpected places, shift focus and change perspectives.

Some of the organisations we collaborate with