Space Extensions

We’re delighted to hear this week that The Space will now continue for a further six months.  As part of this, the team will  be looking more closely at people’s engagement with the pilot platform and the PUSH ME team will also be looking at the impact of our commission on those involved.

Tony Ageh, The Space’s project director talks about how the project has gone way beyond what was first envisioned.

We originally thought that we’d run The Space as a ‘Pop-up’ arts service for six months, showcasing the widest possible range of art from a diverse set of organisations, and that at the end we would close it down. Each commissioned organisation would be able to take the work they had created and make it available on its own website or elsewhere.

From the onset we developed the PUSH ME website alongside our commission in order that we may go deeper with our artists and with aspects of the work that were new to us all, like our audio description.  Profiling activities and tapping into our own archives of experience has allowed us to develop more context and contours for what we believe to be an outstanding collection of 24 short films for audiences to engage with.

In many respects in  bringing together new people and perspectives and professional behaviours has been the most exciting dimension and one we are keen to share with The Space.  The meeting of minds and mindsets is after all what PUSH ME is all about.

Read more about The Space in Tony Ageh’s blog here.  You can also show appreciation for our commission and vote it as one of your Space Faves.