Outer Spaces is a charity collaborating with artists, art collectives, organisations and commercial property owners to occupy and activate the nation’s empty commercial spaces. We offer access to empty shops, offices and industrial space for artists working across disciplines to research and make their work.
We programme residencies and projects to help sustain and support artistic practice and we commission artists to engage audiences with art practice.
Our projects transform closed and boarded-up shops, streetscapes and empty commercial centres into highly visible, colourful, inviting spaces where people can experience the arts first hand. Our programming reconnects and regenerates communities and supports social and cultural networks to thrive. We are committed to providing accessible, welcoming and inclusive spaces and we are open to ideas.