Spearfish is a company with a social conscience and a drive to deliver inspirational workshops to young people around Greater Manchester and the UK. We aim to engage youth in a variety of relevant subjects and artforms, giving them the opportunity to work with established and credible local artists.
We also run a number of successful free events and festivals around Europe. We create opportunities for audiences and participants to access culture in new and innovative ways. We believe that galleries, museums and theatres are not environments that everyone feels comfortable in and so we aspire to take all artforms into the public domain and package it in different ways.
We see ourselves as producers and facilitators, creating platforms for artists to showcase their skills and inspire audiences to absorb, support and create more art. We deliver self initiated events that we fundraise for, promote and produce; we champion public and private sector partnerships and strive to make these a sustainable reality.
The Eurocultured project is produced and managed at all levels by events organisation Spearfish. The concept of Eurocultured was born out of the enlargement of the European Union in May 2004 as 10 new member states joined the Union.
We thought it would be a great idea to have a festival that celebrated this notable development, with support from Manchester City Council and Arts Council England, the inaugural Eurocultured Street Festival Manchester was born.
Since 2004 a further five festivals have taken place in Manchester aswell as sister events in Dublin, Belfast, Bratislava and Wroclaw. Over 100,000 people have attended these events that have showcased over 1000 artists from 17 European countries. The main aims are to celebrate the diversity of European culture in City centre locations and to showcase the best live art, dance, performance and music that our continent has to offer. We place big names alongside the next big thing and programme traditional culture alongside contemporary and cutting edge works.
The Eurocultured project actively commissions the creation of brand new work, we place artists from different creative disciplines together so that they can create brand new large scale, multi disciplinary work that can be exclusivley premiered to audiences at Eurocultured events.