The Canal & River Trust is the guardian of 2,000 miles of historic waterways across England and Wales. The Trust is building on a historic and fruitful association between the arts and waterways through its Arts on the Waterways programme. The programme is enabling talented artists and producers to slow down, reflect and present great art across the waterways cared for by the Trust.

APPL (Arts Partners in Pennine Lancashire) brings together independent, professional arts organisations based within the area and working with local communities. Current members are Action Factory Community Arts, Burnley Youth Theatre, Culturapedia, Horse + Bamboo, Huckleberry Films, In-Situ and Mid Pennine Arts.

Newground started in Lancashire as one of the original Groundwork Trusts in 1983, delivering environmental and community programmes that regenerated local communities and improved the lives of the people that lived there.  In 2007 the three Groundwork Trusts in East Lancashire merged to form Groundwork Pennine Lancashire to increase the impact of the work delivered. In June 2013, Groundwork Pennine Lancashire became a member of the Together Housing Group, a leading provider of quality affordable and modern homes for rent across the North of England. The group’s shared vision is ‘to make a better future, together’. On 27th September 2013, Groundwork Pennine Lancashire became Newground to reflect both geographical growth and the increased range of services that offered.

Super Slow Way is one of Arts Council England’s Creative People & Places programme, designed to empower communities to take the lead in shaping local arts provision. Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. Between 2010 and 2015, we will invest £1.9 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1.1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.

In partnership with the local authorities of Pendle Borough Council, Burnley Borough Council, Hyndburn Borough Council and Blackburn with Darwen Council.