As part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad GLOBAL FOOTPRINT delivers an innovative and ambitious countywide programme of contemporary ‘living heritage’ events and exhibitions, using visual and digital arts to showcase and celebrate Northamptonshire’s defining cultural heritage and identity: its boot and shoe industry.

The industry will be brought to life by a series of special arts and heritage commissions, exhibitions, events, trails, projections and talks that utilise a range of new digital technologies to explore the boot- and shoe-making’s continued importance to the national and international economic, creative and cultural profile of the county.

GLOBAL FOOTPRINT builds on the innovative work commissioned in unusual, surprising spaces and places across Northamptonshire as part of the Igniting Ambition Festival 2011.

Key partners to GLOBAL FOOTPRINT include Northamptonshire County Council, Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, the University of Northampton, Northampton Arts Collective (formerly Fishmarket Gallery) and numerous independent museums and heritage organisations.

GLOBAL FOOTPRINT is supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Northamptonshire County Council and the Legacy Trust UK.


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