COoL Members

There are currently 32 member organisations based within the Liverpool City Region:

BrazUKa builds positive connections through artistic and cultural activities, designing and delivering events, workshops, and exchange trips between Brazil and UK. 

20 Stories High mixes professional productions, youth theatre and community projects to create dynamic and challenging theatre which attracts new audiences.

The Bluecoat Display Centre is a nationally and internationally recognised contemporary craft and design gallery that has been established since 1959.

BrazUKa builds positive connections through artistic and cultural activities, designing and delivering events, workshops, and exchange trips between Brazil and UK. 

Collective Encounters specialises in theatre for social change, engaging some of Liverpool’s most marginalised communities through participation and performance; reimagining theatre for new audiences and using the arts to excite, entertain and stimulate debate.

DaDaFest is an innovative and cutting edge disability and D/deaf arts organisation based in Liverpool. Our vision is simple; to inspire, develop and celebrate talent and excellence in disability and D/deaf arts.

dot-art supports visual artists and champions art as an integral part of everyday life.

We do this by selling locally sourced, affordable art, working with businesses to put art in the workplace and public realm, running art classes and working with schools and community groups.

First Take is an award-winning film and digital arts organisation specialising in projects within diverse communities and on artistic collaborations to create edgy, authentic and moving work.

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival is an annual celebratory festival, unique in the UK, raising awareness and promoting an understanding and appreciation of Arabic culture for both Arab and non-Arab audiences in Liverpool and beyond.

Founded in 2003 the Liverpool Irish Festival brings Liverpool and Ireland closer together through arts and culture, celebrating the significance of ‘Irishness’ in defining Liverpool and its status as a great European city. 19-29 Oct 2017 | 18-28 Oct 2018

MDI is a charity and dance development organisation working with dancers of every age, ability, class and ethnicity to inspire the community through the power of movement, and engages with dance artists through a professional development programme.

Metal is a multi-disciplinary arts organisation based at Edge Hill train station, providing a space where local people, artists and thinkers can develop ideas and explore the role of the artist in civic life.

Movema is an exciting and dynamic company specialising in world dance.  Our expert team delivers quality workshops, events, projects and professional performance by using dance from around the globe to engage, educate and entertain. 

Luma Creations is an exciting arts & culture organisation delivering high quality festivals and cultural events that engage diverse communities to promote cross-cultural participation. 

Open Culture is a social enterprise working collaboratively to produce impactful community minded arts projects and events. We like to spark the imagination and find new ways to engage people in creativity; connecting artists and audiences to make people happier. Our website offers a what’s on guide to the city’s art scene.

Open Eye Gallery works with people to create, share and champion photography — as a useful tool for learning,  as a way to collaborate and co-produce culture, and as a means to communicate globally. It produces exhibitions in its own gallery, in other spaces worldwide, organises LOOK Photo Biennial, and runs long-term social collaborative projects.

Pagoda Arts celebrates Chinese culture in Liverpool through music, art, dance and festivals.

Squash Nutrition is a creative arts and health organisation that is passionate about vibrant community food culture. Based in Windsor Street, Toxteth, Liverpool and working across the North West, we embrace food as a tool for community resilience and social change.

The Atkinson is a cultural hub for Sefton presenting the best in contemporary performing arts, literature, visual arts, heritage, comedy and music for residents and visitors of all ages.

Families, learning and health and wellbeing are at the heart of what we do. We tell Sefton’s story giving it a sense of place and celebrating its heritage. We welcome the community in our Library, Café and beautiful Gift Shop.

The Black-E is a community cultural project. The commitments are to young people (offering, in the words of The Last Poets, “affection, protection, direction”) – to a cultural programme emphasising participation (“do-ing” and “view-ing”) – to education (formal and informal) – and to quality of work with equality of provision.

Established since 2002 with the ethos of ‘Creating Happier, Healthier People’ The Comedy Trust run year round ground-breaking workshop programmes that use the power of laughter and humour to empower and support local communities. They are also brains behind the stellar Liverpool Comedy Festival and mental health focussed International Weekend of Wellbeing.

Windows Project deliver poetry and creative writing workshops in a wide variety of community settings including schools, playschemes, libraries, day centres and residential institutions. With a strong commitment to supporting new writing, they publish new work and provide advice and support to emerging authors.

Tmesis Theatre create develop and share passionate and playful, world class physical theatre through touring productions, participation & training and an international physical theatre festival: Physical Fest.

Wired Aerial Theatre is an internationally acclaimed aerial theatre company and the creators and world’s foremost performers of Bungee-Assisted Dance technique.

Writing on the Wall (WoW) is a dynamic, Liverpool-based community organisation that coordinates projects and events that celebrate writing in all its forms. WoW run Liverpool’s longest literature festival, WoWFEST from 1st May – 31st May and a Black History Month festival in October.