About Lancaster Arts Partnership

Formed in 2009, the Lancaster Arts Partnership is a consortium of organisations working together to champion and promote the strategic development of excellent arts activities in Lancaster District.

The consortium’s work is wide-ranging and developing quickly. We work with other arts and non-arts organisations in order to:

  • offer a strategic vision for the arts in the Lancaster district;
  • increase the profile and importance of arts in the district of Lancaster, regionally, nationally and internationally;
  • initiate partnership, cross-art and cross-sectoral work that creates new opportunities;
  • expand the collective knowledge-base and effectiveness of the arts sector.

We work particularly closely with Arts Council England, Lancaster BID, Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council, all of whom support and contribute to the Partnership.

Download the 20:20 Lancaster Arts Framework document

Members of Lancaster Arts Partners

The organisers of First Fridays and the promoters of Lancaster Arts City are Lancaster Arts Partnership. The members of LAP are:

The Dukes
Green Close
Lancaster Music Festival
Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University
Ludus Dance
More Music
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First Fridays

First Fridays are a monthly multi-disciplinary mini-festival of the arts organised by Lancaster Arts City, which happens on the first Friday of every month. Each event brings together artists and performers from the local and national scene  in venues across Lancaster, featuring music, literature, drama, visual arts, cinema, poetry and much more.

Watch this space to find out about First Friday’s return in April 2016!

Are you friendly, outgoing and interested in the arts?

Lancaster Arts Partners are on the lookout for volunteer stewards and marketeers for their events. To find out how you can get involved, just contact Jane Twyman by emailing jtwyman@dukes-lancaster.org for an informal chat.

No prior experience is needed as training will be given.