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Arts and Culture in solidarity with Liverpool Against Racism (LAR)

On behalf of arts and culture organisations across Liverpool City Region, we welcome and support the forthcoming LAR festival. Many of us are actively involved in the programme and are proud to be part of the stand that the City is making against racism, intolerance and hate.

We recognise the important role that creativity has to play in imagining an inclusive and equitable future, and are committed in the work we do to help realise that future through respecting and celebrating difference, speaking out against racism, and reflecting the diversity of our artists, participants and audiences.

Find out more about how members of LARC (Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium) and COoL (Creative Organisations of Liverpool) are working towards race equality and greater inclusion and diversity

COoL is a collective of 30+ key arts organisations
based in the Liverpool City Region.

Economic Impact

COoL contributes at least 
£8 million to the economy of Liverpool City Region every year


COoL members’ activities have a collective audience of over 3 million people annually


Over 800 newly commissioned artistic projects and 4,000 events each year, with work winning awards and critical acclaim worldwide


Every year COoL creates over 1,000 full-time, part-time, freelance and volunteer opportunities within the Liverpool City Region

“COoL is a great legacy of 2008. The collaborative working of arts organisations ensures a joined up offer for the city that is unparalleled across the country”

Councillor Wendy Simon, Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism Liverpool City Council


Support COoL and the work of small-to-medium cultural organisations by donating

COoL is supported by: