About Lancaster Arts Partnership

Formed in 2009, the Lancaster Arts Partnership (LAP) is a consortium of organizations working together to champion and promote the strategic development of excellent arts activities in Lancaster District. LAP are organizers 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 organizations 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 also 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.

In 2011 LAP commissioned a study into the Economic Impact of the Arts in Lancaster District.

View the Full Report | View the Summary Report

Members of Lancaster Arts Partnership

The members of LAP are:

Deco Publique | The Dukes | Green Close | The Exchange CIC | The Haffner Orchestra | Halton Mill | King Street Studios | Lancaster Arts | Lancaster Grand Theatre | Lancaster Jazz Festival | Lancaster Music Festival | Lancaster Priory | LPM Dance Theatre| Lancaster Litfest | Ludus Dance | More Music | Morecambe Artist Colony | Morecambe Fringe | Morecambe Promenade Concert Orchestra

Chair: Jocelyn Cunningham | Lancaster Arts

Vice-Chair: Alison Cahn | Halton Mill

Administrator: Johnny Bean

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 please visit the Join page where all details can be found.

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