About Lancaster Arts Partnership

Formed in 2009, the Lancaster Arts Partnership (LAP is a consortium of organisations working together to champion and promote the strategic development of excellent arts activities in Lancaster District. TLAP are organisers of Light Up Lancaster and promoters of the Lancaster Arts City website.

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.

LAP is a member of Arts Lancashire. Arts Lancashire supports quality arts provision and new artistic ambition across the County.


In 2013 LAP worked on and produced 20:20 Vision: A Seven Year Framework for the Arts in Lancaster District. 20:20 Vision is a joint vision of the City Council, the County Council and the Lancaster Arts Partners for the next seven years.

Download 20:20 Vision the Lancaster Arts Framework document.


Members of Lancaster Arts Partnership

The members of LAP are:

The Dukes

Green Close

Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University

Lancaster Music Festival


Ludus Dance

More Music

Benefits of Membership

Membership of LAP offers partners networking, advocacy and strategic representation at local, regional and national level. If you are interested in becoming a member of LAP details can be found below. All applications should be emailed to the Chair.

LAP Membership Rates and Benefits 2017

email the chair.