History of COoL

COoL was initiated by Peter Ward, Director of Hope Street Limited, in 2007 to strengthen the small/medium scale arts sector in the lead up to, and following, Liverpool’s successful European Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008.

We formed to provide mutual support, share information and expertise, form collaborations and improve sustainability of the arts sector in Liverpool.

COoL continues to go from strength-to-strength, with the collective developing new collaborative projects, making links with external partners and advocating for the arts in Liverpool and beyond.

Visit our projects page to see the latest COoL collaborations.

Images: Liverpool Irish Festival, First Take and Focal Studios.