Four Corners was a ground breaking participatory arts project which pushed boundaries, encouraged dialogue and celebrated everyday life in Liverpool. It was a major city wide participation programme commissioned by Culture Liverpool. It provided a framework for artists and communities to work together, shining a spotlight on the experience of life in Liverpool’s neighbourhoods.
Four Corners began life in 2006 and was the major project for Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture 2008 neighbourhood programme. It was delivered across the city between 2006 and 2012 and involved dozens of artists and tens of thousands of local people.
Four Corners took the audience on a journey through the lives of the people of Liverpool, exploring their relationship with each other and their immediate world. Through an artistic process incorporating creative writing, visual arts and many other creative mediums, Four Corners helped communities to reflect on significant changes that were occurring across the city.
Partnership working was at the heart of the Four Corners model. The programme was delivered in conjunction with Neighbourhood Management Services. The Liverpool Primary Care Trust also came on board as a partner in 2010 and has since funded the programme as part of the Decade of Health and Wellbeing. The final Four Corners project was delivered in 2012, entitled ‘A Shared Place’ built on the success of the previous years programmes and provided a fitting finish to the Four Corners journey.