Ideas4Ordsall was a University of Salford participatory research initiative which fostered creative engagement in academic research.

As part of the research project, Ideas4Ordsall supported local organisations and individuals to develop ideas for cultural and creative activities in the Ordsall ward (Islington – Chapel St – Ordsall Park).

From January – September 2015, 20 ideas people and 4 key intermediaries participated in this initiative which ‘boosted’ ideas including a community festival, art collective, bee hives, a craft clubs, a local history play ….the list goes on! A celebration event on Saturday 12th September in the Old Fire Station showcased these ideas and the local people who participated.

The ‘Ordsall Creatives’ were supported by the University of Salford and local organisations Let’s Go, Chapel Street Community Arts, Ordsall Community Arts and artist Amber Sanchez.

The insights gained from this research project are shared through a series of events, papers and conferences.

Ideas4Ordsall is funded by the AHRC as part of the Connected Communities ‘Cultural Intermediation‘ project.