Transported is a strategic, community-focused programme that aims to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland enjoying and participating in arts activities. This report on Transported’s Empty Shops project explains how empty shops were utilised as pop up arts spaces in August 2013.
What Transported Learned
1. Empty shops make good spaces for artists to play, produce new work and further their professional development.
2. Pop up spaces are a good way to take arts activities to audiences that don’t usually engage with them, and can
reach reasonable sized audiences quickly.
3. Pop up spaces need good staff resourcing, and those staff must be flexible to adapt to changing circumstances and embrace opportunities as they arise.